BSW Program Overview
The Baccalaureate Social Work program at Kutztown University is a professional program dedicated to preparing beginning-level generalist social work professionals. Trained in the generalist perspective, graduates subscribe to the purpose and values of the Social Work profession. They understand the need to promote, restore, maintain and facilitate the functioning of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities by helping them accomplish tasks, prevent and alleviate distress, and use and create resources. They also understand the impact of major societal institutions upon client systems. Students are capable of initiating and participating in social change process, and work toward elimination of the various forms of institutionalized oppression.
Dr. Janice Gasker
Baccalaureate Program Director
Baccalaureate Social Work Benchmarks
Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’ Commission on Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer-review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Commission on Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.