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Belmont University | Belief in Something Greater

About Us

Key Benefits
  • Belmont Social Work students benefit from the combination of academic rigor and practical experience.
  • Our student-faculty ratio is 20:1 which allows for the kind of personal attention required for quality social work education.
  • Students, along with the Field Director, choose quality field placements to practice their social work skills.
  • Social Work students are encouraged to participate in study abroad.
  • Our students enjoy campus life and community action through their participation in the Student Social Work Club.
  • In addition to the BSW, Belmont offers certification in School Social Work.
  • The Social Work Department prepares students for an immediate entry into the job market and/or advanced standing in Masters of Social Work programs.
Mission

The mission of the Belmont University Department of Social Work is to empower and equip students to live out their calling to serve others and to embody the core values of the social work profession: service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity and competence.  Within the context of the liberal arts and modeled after the life and work of Jesus, we prepare students to engage in work at the margins of society and to transform the world in which they live.

Department Goals

The goals of the program are:

  1. To  prepare students for professional social work practice who demonstrate competence and effectiveness as generalist practitioners and who are committed to life-long learning
  2. To prepare students who are guided by the knowledge, skills, values and ethics of the social work profession
  3. To prepare students to engage as critical and strategic thinkers with respect to issues of oppression, marginalization and other vulnerabilities
  4. To produce graduates who promote social and economic justice in communities both local and global
Accreditation 

The Social Work Department at Belmont University is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The Council's Commission on Accreditation (COA) is responsible for developing accreditation standards that define competent preparation and ensuring that social work programs meet them. In accordance with the requirements of the Council's recognition body, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the CSWE Office of Social Work Accreditation and Educational Excellence administers a multi-step accreditation process that involves program self-studies, site visits, and commission reviews.

• CSWE Outcomes Assessment 2015-2016

Contact Us

If you have a question about majoring in Social Work at Belmont or if you would like to speak directly with a faculty member about the benefits of preparing for a career in social work, contact our Program Assistant, Patsy Peach, with the contact information below.

Social Work Department  |  Phone: 615-460-6401
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