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Program Goals, Mission, and Objectives 

The mission of the Dominican College Social Work Program, in service to and collaboration with its multiple communities, is to develop generalist social work professionals committed to excellence, leadership and service by:
a. promoting social justice;
b. engaging in ethical practice;
c. engaging in research-informed practice and practice-informed research;
d. advocating for social policies responsive to diverse human needs and
e. advancing knowledge through reflective understanding of self and
compassionate involvement with others.

The Bachelor of Social Work degree program is an upper-division under-graduate program which has as its primary goals:
1. To prepare students to qualify as beginning-level generalist social work professionals.
2. To promote an environment which honors diversity and advances social
3. To provide the foundation for an appreciation of lifelong learning and
advancement in graduate level social work education.
The Social Work Program is fully accredited at the undergraduate level by the Council on Social Work Education.

Graduates of the Dominican College Social Work Program will demonstrate:
1. the application of critical thinking skills;
2. proficiency in communication and analysis, including reading, writing, listening, speaking, and quantitative skills;
3. the integration of bio-psycho-social-spiritual sources of human development;
4. an understanding of the impact of societal stress on diverse and vulnerable
5. analytic skills to assess client systems of all sizes;
6. political skills to engage in advocacy and promote social justice;
7. interactional skills to empower consumers, build helping relationships, develop networks and coalitions;
8. values clarification skills to recognize ethical issues in a range of client systems;
9. skills in identifying, analyzing and implementing evidence-based intervention to
client system goals;
10. a capacity to evaluate and advance one’s own practice through the application of
empirical principles;
11. professional behavior distinguished by the NASW Code of Ethics.
  • Program Events


    March 24, 2014, Social Work Community Day 11 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. in the Palisades Room.
    For more information click here.


    April 10, 2014, 3rd Annual Social Work Student Advocacy Conference 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    April 28 2014, Social Work Senior Pinning and Honor Phi Alpha Honor Society Induction Ceremony 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


    May 8, 2014, Social Work Field Faculty Luncheon, 12 noon Holt Room, Hennessey Center
    May 18, 2014, Graduation Day

  • Student Resources 

    :: To view the program requirements click here.

    :: Visit the Social Work Program’s Facebook page by clicking here.

    :: Read the New Social Worker Magazine (the social worker careers magazine) by clicking this link.

    :: In order to graduate from the BSW program all social work majors must complete this certification course.

    :: Click here to view the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics.

    :: Where do you want to be a Social Worker? Social Work License Map describes social work licensure requirements state by state.

    :: Click here to learn more about Social Work Licensure requirements.


  • Social Work Club

    The Social Work Club meets the first Monday of each month in the Social Work office, located in Casey Hall, Room 104

    The officers for the Social Work Club for the 2013-2014 year are:

    Co-Presidents - Jan-yves Amit (senior) and Courtney Fields (senior)

    Vice President - Emiliah Burgos (junior)

    Secretary - Eileen Hendriksen (junior)

    Treasurer - Yaritza Huertas (junior)