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Social Work  

The social work program is an accredited program designed to prepare students for generalist entry-level positions in social work. The program offers a Bachelor of Social Work and adheres to the purposes and values of social work as stated in the Council on Social Work Education's Curriculum Policy Statement for Baccalaureate Degree Programs in Social Work Education. The B.S.W. is also offered on campus in Southwest Detroit and in Gaylord via two-way interactive television.

Unique Features
• Interactive distance learning classes
• Course offerings in Southwest Detroit
• Off-campus location in Gaylord, Mich.
• Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
• Small personalized classes
• Evening and weekend classes
• Supportive faculty
• International practice opportunities
• Emphasis on service learning, community service and working with at-risk populations

Department Mission
The mission of the Social Work program is to ensure that B.S.W. students have the knowledge, skills and values necessary for entry-level generalist social work practice and graduate studies for the purpose of promoting social and economic justice globally among people who are vulnerable and discriminated against. Further, the program prepares students to assist at-risk populations in becoming empowered in order to eliminate exploitation and oppression.

Distance Learning
The Social Work Program offers its B.S.W. degree program to students in Northern Michigan via interactive television (two-way audio/video) through the University Center in Gaylord. Designed for transfer students, the part-time program may be completed in 2 1/2 years with classes scheduled to accommodate the working adult student. The Gaylord Social Work Distance Learning program replicates the main campus part-time degree completion program and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

For more information on the Distance Learning program in Gaylord, Mich. contact Rebecca Wiersma, Distance Learning Coordinator at 800-852-4951, ext. 5498.

Distance Learning – Southwest Detroit
The Social Work Program also offers its B.S.W. degree program to students in Southwest Detroit (SWEEP).  Classes are offered in traditional face-to-face format or via interactive television (two-way audio/video).  This offering is consistent with the University’s commitment to creating learning opportunities in communities that may not otherwise have access to higher education.  The part time program can be completed in less than 3 years. By this offering, most students are able to balance part-time classes, work, and family.  A cadre of support services is available to help students be successful in their educational endeavors.  


For more information on the Distance Learning program in Southwest Detroit, please contact Christine Bell, SWEEP Distance Learning Coordinator at 800-852-4951 or 734-432-5553.  


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