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Social Work Department

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Social Work Department

Marist's Social Work program is dedicated to preparing competent generalist social work practitioners committed to lifelong learning and to promoting the well-being of all people and their communities, both locally and globally. Through an integrated curriculum design grounded in the knowledge, values, and skills of the profession, the program provides opportunities to advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice. The diverse human service community of the Hudson River Valley enriches student development through strong collaborative professional partnership with the intention of developing future leaders and a more inclusive society.

The program identifies the following program goals:

  1. Students will demonstrate critical self-reflection as the foundation for competent generalist practice.
  2. Students will apply research evidence to advance practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and community toward a more just society.
  3. Students will demonstrate entry-level mastery of the core competencies as they complete the multi-dimensional field education program.

Program Handbook

Marist's Social Work faculty are pleased to know that you are interested in working with people and studying to become a professional social worker. This Program Handbook provides you with the essential information you will need to successfully progress through the program and achieve your goal of earning a Bachelor of Science degree in social work.

Please read this Social Work Program Handbook  thoroughly and refer to it as you prepare for each new step in the program. Your faculty advisor and the Program Director are always available to answer your questions and to assist you in your progress.

Social work is a wonderful career - ask any of the faculty! However, as this Handbook explains, it is not for everyone. It will take commitment and hard work to meet the challenges of the program and professional social work practice.

The Social Work faculty is here to support you in your commitment to succeed.