Interested? Please contact Michele Thornton, BA/BASW Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-972-8195.
Consistent with the mission of the University of Akron and the College of Health Professions, the mission of the undergraduate social work program is to prepare students for competent and effective generalist practice.
Generalist practice is grounded in the liberal arts and the person and environment construct. To promote human and social well-being, generalist practitioners use a range of prevention and intervention methods in their practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
The School of Social Work is committed to diversity—including age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, political ideology, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. (see CSWE Educational Policy B3.1)
This commitment builds upon The University of Akron's Vision 2020, which identifies key Strategic Pathways to Success, including The Akron Experience: Academic & Inclusive Excellence, which states: "We will achieve academic and inclusive excellence through a commitment to enhance diversity in all academic programs and create targeted learning pathways that result in a remarkable university experience for each student. So-called traditional and non-traditional students, included working adults and veterans, will have a comprehensive and transformative learning experience through focused and deliberate programming..."
The School of Social Work's undergraduate program reflects this commitment in our learning environment including:
BSW practice incorporates all ten core competencies. The social work major at the University of Akron is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.