AUM’s BSW program, grounded in a liberal arts perspective, educates social workers to be ethical and competent practitioners who intervene and advocate for social and economic justice across all system levels (individuals, families, groups, community, and society) while utilizing a generalist perspective within a person-in-environment context.
We prepare social workers to work in a variety of organizations specializing in mental health, health care, schools, military, gerontology, substance use, child welfare, public policy, non-profit social services, and grassroots movements. We prepare you to work with a variety of people and communities including children, adults, the elderly, individual who are homeless, individual with mental illness, individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, oppressed and disadvantaged groups, cancer patients, and many others.
Candidates for the BSW program first complete the two-year, Pre-Social Work curriculum, which is one of the concentrations in the Sociology bachelor’s degree program. Upon completion, the candidate may apply for admission into the BSW program, which is designed to take another two years to complete, depending on class loads and other factors.
Important Note: AUM’s BSW program is currently in Pre-Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation.
The BSW program educates students to meet the nine professional competencies developed by our accrediting body, the Council on Social Work Education.
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries nationally.
Employment in community and social service occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 348,600 jobs. Most projected new jobs in this occupational group are in counselor and social worker occupations, as their services will continue to be needed in areas such as drug abuse counseling and rehabilitation counseling, and also for school and career counseling. In addition to counselors and social workers, this group includes religious workers.
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