Degree ProgramsSocial Work
Generalist Practice

What does Generalist Social Work Practice mean?

The definition of generalist practice is as follows:

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. They recognize, support, and build on the strengths and resiliency of all human beings. They engage in research-informed practices and are proactive in responding to the impact of context on the profession. (2008, p.7-8)

Graduates of the Social Work program have been successful in finding employment. The majority of our Job-seeking graduates tend to be employed in professional Jobs within six to eight months of graduation.

Our school is committed to providing education and training for students to fill jobs in traditional and newly emerging areas where a Bachelor of Social Work degree is considered the appropriate entry level. Some of the traditional areas are: adolescent care in residual facilities, work with elderly in nursing homes, multi-service community centers, youth work, and social work lobbyist.

Note: Graduates from our program may use the title Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) because of our accredited status with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).