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Social Work - Learning Outcomes

What will I be able to do as a graduate of the social work program at Alverno?

Social Work Major Outcomes

The Social Work department has developed a set of learning outcomes that reflect the work students are able to do upon graduation to earn a bachelor in social work (BSW). They include:

  • Apply their understanding of an effective, ethical and culturally competent social work practice that emphasizes the strengths of people, families, groups and communities to define, process, solve and prevent social problems at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels (Abilities: communication, analysis, problem-solving, valuing, social interaction and effective citizenship)  
  • Apply their gained knowledge of the social work field which emphasizes applied research and scholarship to positively impact the social work field practice and social welfare policy (Abilities: communication, analysis, problem-solving, valuing, social interaction, and effective citizenship) 
  • Apply their comprehension of person-centered, theory-driven, evidence-based and culturally enriched knowledge that supports and advocates for socially and economically vulnerable and oppressed people, groups, families and communities in a respectful manner while fostering human diversity and social justice perspectives (Abilities: communication, analysis, problem-solving, valuing, social interaction, and effective citizenship).
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