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.

Click here for Program of Study in Social Work (PDF)

Contact Us

Contact Name Phone No. Position              E-mail
Mrs.Brenda Clark 705-4385 Associate Professor Social Work brenda.clark@benedict.edu
Dr.Glover Hopson 705-4513 Associate Professor of Social work Glover.hopson@benedict.edu
Mr.Lester Spratley 705-4861 Director of field education Lester.spratley@benedict.edu

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