About

What is Social Work?
Is a proud profession with a long history of helping individuals, families, groups and communities through direct and indirect interventions.
• The major is anchored in a liberal arts foundation, social work knowledge, values and skills.
Is an exciting career choice with many options and rewards.
• Is a growth field.; employment of social workers expected to increase by 22 percent during the 2006-16 decade, which is much faster than the average for all occupations (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/).
Salaries are competitive.
Fields of practice include but not limited to: gerontology, child welfare, substance abuse, health, mental health, corrections, school social work, disabilities and homelessness.

 

Mission and Objectives

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.
 
The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
 
A minor in Social Work/Social Welfare is NOT available.  
 

How You Will Learn

Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards
 
Expected student learning outcomes/competencies:
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities.
 

Programs

Undergraduate

Faculty

Lana Church

Lana Church

Director of Field Education

Michael Eversman

Michael Eversman

Associate Professor

Phylis J Peterman

Phylis J Peterman

Associate Professor