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Mission & Goals


The mission of the Department of Social Work is to prepare students to promote social, economic, and environmental justice by engaging in problem-solving efforts and offering direct and macro interventions with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. Baccalaureate level social work students are prepared at the generalist level, and graduate students gain advanced levels of knowledge, values, and skills. The graduate program places special emphasis on preparing students to become advanced generalist practice leaders in the delivery of culturally competent services across multiple systems on local, national, and global levels. The Department of Social Work is committed to educating a diverse population.


The Department of Social Work is committed to the following goals derived from our mission statement and the Curriculum Policy Statement of the Council on Social Work Education. The program goals are to:

  1. To prepare students to become competent and ethical social work professionals
  2. To provide students with the leadership skills needed when serving as practitioners, researchers, administrators, and policy-makers.
  3. To produce students who will contribute to the social work profession through presentations, publications and practice.
NCCU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the University's educational programs and activities. For additional resources or to file a Title IX complaint, visit the NCCU's Title IX webpage.
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