Social work is the professional activity of helping individuals, groups, or communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning and creating societal conditions favorable to this goal. Social work practice consists of the professional application of social work values, principles, and techniques to one or more of the following ends.

  • people obtain tangible services
  • providing counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, families, and groups
  • helping communities or groups provide or improve social and health services
  • participating in relevant legislative processes

Social Workers work in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, senior centers, elected office, private practices, prisons, military, and corporations as well as a variety of other public and private agencies that serve individuals and families in need. According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Social Work is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States.

  Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
  • Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
  •  Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
  • Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 
  • Engage in Policy Practice
  • Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  • Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  • Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
  • Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Bachelor of Social Work Application

2019-2020 BSW Application

Apply Here

2019-2020 BSW Application Deadline:
Friday, December 14th 2018 by 5pm in CB 207


Cindy Lau

BSW Academic Advisor


Professional Page

801.863.8120 | CB 506F | MS: 115
Dr. LaShawn Williams

Dr. LaShawn Williams

BSW Program Director


Professional Page

801.863.5807 | CB 207G | MS: 115