Shadi Martin, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.A./H.S.A., M.A.
Dean and Professor
523 Ansari Business Building
About the School of Social Work
Social work education is based upon a specific body of knowledge, values and professional skills. The baccalaureate program offers course work and field studies that prepare individuals committed to the elimination of poverty, oppression and injustice for entry-level generalist practice. The goal of professional social work practice is to enhance the functional capabilities of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities by building on each system’s unique strengths. The baccalaureate program may also prepare individuals for entry into graduate level education.
Both the baccalaureate and master’s programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The baccalaureate level prepares individuals for generalist social work practice and the master’s level prepares individuals for advanced generalist social work practice.
Health Sciences offers the following degree programs:
Social Work, B.S.W.
Social Work, M.S.W.
The School of Social Work has an advisement program to support and direct pre-professional and professional sequence students in their learning and to screen students according to professional standards and requirements.
It is very important that social students see their advisor once each semester. During these meetings, the advisor and student typically review the student’s academic work, discuss areas of weakness and strengths (e.g., writing skills), field practicum interests, graduation requirements, scholarships, as well as employment and career opportunities. Beyond this, students are encouraged to see their advisor when academic guidance or support is needed.
As a first step, interested students are encouraged to attend a BSW Information Session. These are held monthly; please contact Brenda Silva for the current schedule.