Program Goals

Program Goals

  • To prepare students for beginning and advanced social work practice in rural and small town settings through the presentation of a comprehensive curriculum which includes foundation and advanced content in HBSE, policy, research, practice methods, and field instruction.
  • To foster in students a Christlike worldview which embraces the values and ethics of the profession, including personal integrity, global diversity, a just society, and spiritual enrichment.
  • To foster in students a passion for alleviating discrimination, poverty, oppression, and all other forms of injustice for at-risk-populations, especially those living in rural and small town settings.
  • To provide students with a quality education and field experience in a creative learning environment which promotes the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, the development of effective communication skills (including technological advances), the acquisition of teamwork skills, and a commitment to lifelong learning and leadership in community/church settings.