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Program Mission

“The mission of the Bachelor of Social Work Program (BSW) at Fayetteville State University (FSU) is consistent with the profession’s purpose and values, and program’s context.  The BSW program seeks:  to provide the knowledge, skills and values needed to practice beginning generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities; to prepare students for practice within a rural context and military setting; to enable students to engage in practice according to the NASW Code of Ethics; to provide the framework needed for students to identify and utilize evidence based practice for intervention;  to instill in students the importance of engaging in practices that alleviate oppression, poverty, social and economic injustice and discrimination;  to graduate students who will understand the impact of diversity and difference on human behavior; to prepare students for  leadership in the professional community, and who will understand the dynamics of practice in a multicultural society, and a global community.”

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