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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4/23/14 - Amy Crenshaw, founder of ComeUnity Cafe, talks about the beginnings of the non-profit cafe and their work to end food insecurity during the
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Amy Crenshaw, founder of ComeUnity Cafe, talks about the beginnings of the non-profit cafe and their work to end food insecurity during the "What's On Your Plate: Food Insecurity in the United States" social work conference. - Anne Richoux

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4/23/14 - Donald Jordan, adjunct professor for the school of social work, speaks as a part of the
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Donald Jordan, adjunct professor for the school of social work, speaks as a part of the "What's On Your Plate: Food Insecurity in the United States" conference. - Anne Richoux

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4/23/14 - Panelists Todd Stanfield, Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein, and Tom Adams discuss their thoughts after viewing the documentary
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Panelists Todd Stanfield, Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein, and Tom Adams discuss their thoughts after viewing the documentary "A Place at the Table" during the "What's On Your Plate: Food Insecurity in the United States" social work conference in the Carl Grant Events Center. - Anne Richoux

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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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