The BSW Program Mission
"To prepare thoughtful, reflective, and compassionate generalist social work practitioners who are committed to professional ethics and values, service to others, and the promotion of peace, justice and human rights; inclusive of diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities."
The School of Social Work is committed to upholding the following values and ethical standards:
- Respecting the belief, dignity, and worth of all individuals
- Preparing students to serve in a wide array of career fields including social, economic, environmental welfare, and justice
- Practicing with integrity and competence
Bachelor of Science in Social Work
The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) has a contemporary curriculum to prepare you for a career transforming community to improve lives. With this Degree of Difference from Newman you can gain the knowledge and skills to work with individuals, families, groups, communities and around the world.
Competencies are used to describe the knowledge and skills gained in Social Work education and the Newman BSW program will fully prepare you to deliver responsive, 21st century practice, with special concentrations in Social Justice and Addiction Counseling.
Grounded in social systems theory, constructionism and empowerment, Newman’s BSW degree offers development in knowledge, skills and values in eight curricular areas:
- Social Work Values and Ethics
- Social and Economic justice
- Human Behavior, the Social Environment and Populations-at-Risk
- Welfare Policy and Services
- Multilevel Practice
- Field Practicum
BSW Professional Licensure
Graduates of the program are eligible for licensure as professional social workers through the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) in Kansas.
- Social Justice
- Substance Abuse & Addiction Counseling
About Our Faculty
School of Social Work
High achieving faculty passionate about Social Work education and practice with interests and
experience in mental and behavioral health, medical social work and health and wellness, families and children, domestic violence and justice systems, community development, gerontology, social and
economic justice, policy and program development.
While pursuing a degree in social work, you can expect a promising future. The social work field is projected to grow 16% between 2016 and 2026 (well above the national average) according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BSW program aims to prepare students to meet the expected demand for the field of social work.
A degree in counseling will give you the opportunity to work in a variety of fields and specialties related to counseling. Here are some examples of potential careers in Social Work:
- Health Educators and Community Health Workers
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Addiction Counselors
- Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
Our Catholic university has partnerships with more than 40 public and private agencies as well as other service providers in the Wichita area where you can practice working in areas including addiction, children and adolescents, and criminal justice.
Get Involved on Campus
One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Within our counseling program, our students can join the Campus Counseling Club. This organization allows for personal growth, networking, and future career success.
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Successful Program Outcomes
We think our university is great, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear what some of our previous students have to say about their experience.
All the professors are wonderful, they're very approachable. Not once did I feel put down. Fantastic... I can't say it any other way — it was fantastic.
Dylan Van Dorien '18
I expected a close community and that's really what I got, and I got a faculty that really, really cared.