Dorothy Day Social Work Program

In keeping with the missions of the University and College of Arts and Sciences, the Dorothy Day Social Work Program offers an academically rigorous program enriched by intensive, educationally-directed field experiences and is committed to service, leadership, and social justice.

The goals of the program are to prepare students to become culturally competent, ethical social work practitioners in a wide range of settings and to assume leadership roles in diverse societies. Based upon Catholic social teachings, the social work program is dedicated to work with vulnerable and marginal populations such as women, older adults, and people with disabilities. It affirms the values of human diversity, self-determination, and community and global solidarity and sustainability.

To achieve its goals, the social work program integrates a liberal arts foundation with social work values, skills, and knowledge to prepare students for service that is reflective, responsible, informed by scholarly knowledge, and responsive to the communities they serve.