The Social Work Profession: Social Work practice is carried out in human service agencies such as those concerned with mental health, public welfare, medical care, the aged, child welfare, drug abuse, corrections, juvenile delinquency, housing, community development, social planning, and schools. To effectively perform this work, social workers must be concerned about their fellow human beings and must regard the worth and dignity of all individuals as fundamental. They must believe in the capacity of people to change and improve while understanding that some of the problems of individuals can be solved only by bringing about changes in the social, economic, or political environments.
The Social Work Major: The Department of Social Work offers a curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. It is the primary objective of the Department of Social Work to prepare its students for beginning level, generalist, social work practice; preparation for graduate education follows, and is secondary to preparation for employment. The Council on Social Work Education, 1600 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3421, 703-683-8080, at the undergraduate level, accredits the Department. The Commission on Accreditation has reaffirmed the Social Work baccalaureate program’s accreditation for eight years, ending October 2018.
Mission of the Department of Social Work
The mission of the Department of Social Work at Tuskegee University is to provide a quality educational program that includes a curriculum and teaching practices that are at the forefront of professional education. It seeks to build on a foundation of Liberal Arts courses.
The purpose of the educational program is to prepare students for entry to generalist social work practice and to graduate study. While maintaining strict admission and retention standards, the Department seeks to provide opportunities for change and advancement for a diversity of students, including selected students with non-standard backgrounds yet high potential for success.