The School of Social Work helps you to be an effective and knowledgeable professional social worker who is prepared for practice in the twenty-first century. As a social worker, you will assist with alleviating poverty, oppression, and discrimination. You will 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, the school prepares you to shape solutions to a wide range of interpersonal and social problems. In addition to top-notch faculty and classroom experiences, the BSW 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 include: problem solving, critical thinking, relationship building, and research (IU School of Social Work, 2019).