Bachelor of Arts

About Social Work

The Rutgers-Newark Department of Social Work prepares students to become BSW level generalist professionals to carry out the mandates of the social work profession with a diversity of client systems and with the most vulnerable members of society. With a focus on the urban environment, the program seeks to develop a cadre of competent generalist practitioners who:

  • Have a passion and a calling for the profession
  • Understand and adhere to social work ethics and values
  • Exhibit respect for diversity, demonstrate cultural awareness and competency
  • Advocate for social and economic justice
  • Contribute to and influence policy and research
  • Engage in life-long learning