Social Workers are dedicated to helping diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities to meet basic human needs. The enhancement of social functioning is using the person in the environment perspective. Particular attention is given to populations at risk, the services that have been developed to meet their needs, and societal change to achieve a more humane and just society.
The Department of Social Work has been continuously accredited by CSWE since 1982. The program is committed to promoting social and economic justice through excellence, creativity, and innovation. A strong knowledge, value and skill base is incorporated into the curriculum. Curriculum is built to provide a strong base of knowledge, values and skills. As part of a Hispanic Serving Institution, there is an emphasis on understanding, appreciating, and practicing with the Chicano/Chicana community and other regional populations of the Southwestern United States.