The School of Social Work prepares you to be an effective and knowledgeable professional social worker, who is ready for practice in the twenty-first century. As a social worker, you'll assist with alleviating poverty, oppression, and discrimination. You'll enhance the quality of life for all people, particularly Indiana citizens, and the advancement of social, political, and economic conditions through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
Within the context of a diverse, multicultural, urbanized, global society, we prepare you to shape solutions to a wide range of interpersonal and social problems. In addition to top-notch faculty and classroom experiences, the B.S.W. program offers an extensive internship opportunity where students work in agencies, learn from veteran social workers, and discover what they would like to do upon graduation.
Skills and abilities the major develops: problem solving, critical thinking, relationship building, and research (IU School of Social Work, 2019).