Union University

School of Social Work

School of Social Work

Social Work is about helping people-children, families, older adults, and whole communities. The social work program prepares students for entry level professional positions in a diversity of public and private settings, including child advocacy and welfare, children and youth counseling, school social work, medical social work, church social work, missions, foster care and adoptions, geriatric social work, and mental health. The program prepares students to empower people, particularly those who are vulnerable, to achieve a better "fit" with their world and to help the world to be more responsive to the needs of people. The program emphasizes the importance of a liberal arts foundation and of Christian and social work values that promote social and economic justice. READ MORE

The major also emphasizes preparation for graduate study. Graduates from the BSW program are eligible to apply for advanced standing in graduate programs leading to the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.

School of Social Work Mission Statement

The School of Social Work educates and equips comptent, compassionate, and effective social workers to be transformative leaders who enhance human well-being and promote social justice.

BSW Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Social Work program prepares competent and effective professionals for leadership in generalist practice. In a context of Christian higher education, the program fosters compassionate service, promotes social and economic justice, and equips students for excellence in social work practice.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Social Work Program and Master of Social Work Program at Union University are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

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3/18/14 - Janie Owen, junior social work major, recites the pledge of Alpha Chi during the induction ceremony for Union's chapter of the honor society.  - Anne Richoux
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Janie Owen, junior social work major, recites the pledge of Alpha Chi during the induction ceremony for Union's chapter of the honor society. - Anne Richoux

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3/18/14 - Becca Orosz, junior social work major, is inducted into the Union chapter of the Alpha Chi honor society.  - Anne Richoux
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Becca Orosz, junior social work major, is inducted into the Union chapter of the Alpha Chi honor society. - Anne Richoux

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12/14/13 - Latoya Chapman, social work graduate, receives her diploma from David Dockery, president of the university, during Fall Commencement Services. - Anne Richoux
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Latoya Chapman, social work graduate, receives her diploma from David Dockery, president of the university, during Fall Commencement Services. - Anne Richoux
352 receive degrees during Union’s December commencement   

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10/7/13 - Union University hosts the Remember Me service and commemorative walk for homicide-loss survivors where participants release balloons in memory of lost loved ones. - Matt McDaniel
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Union University hosts the Remember Me service and commemorative walk for homicide-loss survivors where participants release balloons in memory of lost loved ones. - Matt McDaniel

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