The Mission of the Social Work Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is to prepare competent baccalaureate level social work professionals for generalist practice, service, and research opportunities that effectively address the plight of oppressed, social, economic, and culturally diverse populations.
Social Work Assessment of Student Learning
1. To provide social work students with the theoretical constructs, knowledge, and applicable skills required for competent generalist social work practice.
2. To prepare social work students to advocate and be sensitive to the needs of vulnerable and disenfranchised populations in both rural and urban regions.
3. To promote social and economic justice, and empowerment necessary to alleviate poverty, oppression and discrimination.
4. To prepare competent entry-level professional social workers with a commitment to social work values and service.
1. Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly.
2. Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.
3. Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
4. Engage diversity and difference in practice.
5. Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
6. Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
7. Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
8. Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.
9. Respond to context that shape practice.
Declaration of social work as a major does not guarantee admission to the Social Work Program. All social work majors must formally apply to the program at the end of their sophomore year. Application materials must be completed and submitted to the Social Work Program by March 15 for the Fall semester of the year he/she plans to seek admission. The applicant must meet the following requirements:
1. Complete all freshman and sophomore course requirements in the B.S.W. curriculum. Failure to take all prerequisite courses may result in denial of admission and/or progression.
2. Document a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher. When the cumulative semester grade point falls below 2.0, the student is placed on probation. In order toremain in the program, the student must raise his cumulative grade point to at least 2.00 by the end of the next semester of enrollment.
3. Earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in all social work prerequisite and liberal arts courses: SWRK 2305, 2307, PSYC 2300, PSYC 3303, MDFL 2311, MATH 1330, BIOL 1450, ENGL 1311, ENGL1321, and SPCH 2390.
4. Provide transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
5. Submit two letters of recommendation. Completed applications are reviewed by the Social Work Program faculty. Accepted applicants are notified and are eligible for enrollment in specified third-and fourth-year professional social work courses. Applicants who are not accepted are advised to pursue opportunities in other curriculum areas.
B.A. in Social Work The Social Work Program is a professional program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Andrea Stewart, Director Assistant Professor
Gloria Davis Instructor