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Admission Process


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 generalist practitioner identifies with the social work profession and applies ethical principles and critical thinking in practice.
  • Generalist practitioners incorporate diversity in their practice and advocate for human rights and social and economic justice.
  • Generalist practitioners recognize, support, and build on the strengths and resiliency of all human beings.
  • Generalist practitioners engage in research-informed practice and are proactive in responding to the impact of context on professional practice.  (see CSWE Educational Policy B2.2)


Core Competencies and Practice Behaviors

BA/BASW practice incorporates all ten core competencies. The social work major at the University of Akron is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).