SW Faculty and Staff

The mission of the Social Work Program is to provide comprehensive preparation for competent and ethical entry level social work practice and/or graduate education. The program includes a) a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and the generalist perspective b) an emphasis on diversity, global awareness, and social justice, and c) service to the profession and the local community. The Program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).


The ten program core competencies of the Benedict College Social Work Department are derived from the program goals.  In addition, they are consistent with the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Graduates of the program will demonstrate the ability to:

1. Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly;
2. Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice;
3. Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments;
4. Engage diversity and difference in practice;
5. Advance human rights and social economic justice;
6. Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research;
7. Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment;
8.  Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work service;
9.  Respond to contexts that shape practice; and
10. Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

See College Catalogue for Courses and Programs of Study plus more information.