Welcome to the Department of Social Work at Utah State University
Our department is committed to the resolution of contemporary human social problems, such as poverty, racism, discrimination, and economic injustice. The department seeks to instill in its graduates a deep commitment to the profession's traditional values. We have programs and resources available to all current and prospective students that will allow you to be successful as a student and as a professional. Please review the program information below along with additional resources that make our department unique and allows us to mentor the world's best social work practitioners.
The BSW is a professional degree and its basic mission is to train students for employment as beginning, generalist social work practitioners. The program is accredited by the Council on Social work Education (CSWE) and meets requirements established by the State of Utah for certification of social service workers.
The MSW program emphasizes the advanced generalist practice knowledge and skills essential to the tasks of promoting social welfare, especially among vulnerable populations, in institutions such as education, health, employment, housing, and criminal justice. The program is dedicated to the development of professional social workers who understand the need to advocate for vulnerable populations.