Bachelor of Science
Social Work is a specialized degree that prepares students for generalist social work practice in a wide range of settings to work with children, youth, families, adults and seniors. The curriculum has a solid foundation in the liberal arts, focusing on the biological, psychological and social sciences, as well as the knowledge, skills and values of the social work profession. In addition to entry-level practice, the degree prepares students to pursue graduate education in social work and other related fields.
The curriculum provides content in human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, practice theory and skills, research and field education. The field education component (450 supervised hours) provides students with a hands-on learning experience at human service agencies throughout New Hampshire. The curriculum and field assignments integrate content on values and ethics, human diversity, populations-at-risk and the promotion of social and economic justice.