The Department of Social Work program, which is based on a strong foundation in the liberal arts, prepares students for generalist social work practice and graduate study. The program focuses on ethical behavior and competent practice, following Virginia Wesleyan’s honor code and the National Association of Social Worker’s (NASW) Code of Ethics.
Through community service and classroom experience, students encounter the relationships and social contexts in which they will learn and eventually practice. Students are immersed in the topics of mental and physical health, human rights, diversity, oppression, and economic and social justice, through a data-driven, outcomes-based curriculum in which critical thinking skills are applied.
The Social Work program at Virginia Wesleyan College is currently a candidate for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education.
Major(s): Bachelor of Social Work