Social Work

Contact Information

Sarah Hessenauer
Program Coordinator/Chair
Phone: (262) 472-1203
Location: Laurentide 5201

Lori Trimble
Academic Dept Assoc
Phone: (262) 472-1137
Location: Laurentide 5201

About our BSW Program

The Social Work Department at the UW-Whitewater offers a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW). The social work program is professional education training program that is designed to meet the needs of our society through the preparation of professionally educated social work practitioners. A social worker with baccalaureate-level training is a generalist practitioner. The generalist practitioner possesses a wide range of knowledge and competencies in order to respond to a wide range of social problems. Thus the focus is not on providing specialists in any one methodology, such as casework or group work, but rather on developing a social worker who responds on the basis of the problem to be solved.

Accreditation

The UW-Whitewater Social Work Department is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The College of Letters and Sciences at UW-Whitewater is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Mission Statement

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Social Work Department prepares students to be exceptional professionals who facilitate change with vulnerable and diverse individuals, families, and communities and promote social justice for all.

Program Goals

  1. Through coursework, advising, and other programming (student organization, undergraduate research, etc.), students will acquire the necessary knowledge, values, and skills to graduate as culturally competent beginning generalist social workers.

  2. Consistent with the NASW Code of Ethics, students will demonstrate personal and professional integrity.

  3. Through our long-standing history of collaboration with human service organizations in the region, the department will promote effective and culturally sensitive social service programs and practice.

  4. Faculty will engage in scholarly and creative activity, especially in areas that enhance social work practice, social welfare policy, and social work education.

BSW Student Handbook

Procedures and matters relevant to current, future, and potential Social Work students can be found in the BSW Student Handbook. Also included in the handbook, is information pertaining to course requirements, sequencing of courses, expectations, requirements, and social work certification. Download a PDF copy of the manual here.

Updated 6/30/2017

Location

College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621
E-mail: reicherr@uww.edu

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550
E-mail: lsadvise@uww.edu

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