The mission of the social work profession is "to enhance human well being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed and living in poverty" (from the Preamble of the N.A.S.W. Code of Ethics). Social work addresses the needs of individuals, families, groups and communities. The core values of the profession are service, social justice, dignity and worth of the individual, importance of human relationships, integrity and competence.
The College of St. Scholastica's social work program embraces the mission of the social work profession in the context of the College's Benedictine tradition. The program, accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, requires graduates to be well prepared for beginning generalist professional practice.
Delivery of the Social Work degree at each of these extended campuses is through an Accelerated Learning Program while the Duluth campus delivers the baccalaureate social work degree through a traditional model.
Review the Social Work course sequence (.pdf document)
Graduates with a B.A. in Social Work are employed in a variety of settings that may include:
St. Scholastica's efforts to increase the number of American Indian social workers continues to receive press attention, most recently in Social Work Today. A recent grant will fund the education of at least 17 American Indian students at St. Scholastica.