The BSW Program prepares students for strengths-based generalist professional practice that teaches students to assist individual, families, and groups to identify their strengths and solve problems. Graduates will be equipped to work in a variety of public, nonprofit, and proprietary human service agencies.
This upper department undergraduate program is designed to mesh both with community college associate degrees and with the General Education Program at FGCU. In the junior and senior years, students will develop a core set of skills in case management, information and referral, and community organization, which can be utilized in a variety of practice settings. Graduates are prepared for advanced study if they seek to pursue a graduate degree. Those choosing to enter a MSW program must do so within 5 years after completion of the BSW in order to receive advance standing status.
The Bachelor of Social Work Program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation. The link to Accreditation Standard 8 is provided for your convenience.