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The UCF School of Social Work prepares generalist and advanced clinical social work students to become practitioners who promote optimal well-being, human rights, and social and economic justice. The school focuses on social change from a regional and global perspective with individuals, families, groups and communities in diverse practice settings.                     

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK GOALS                                                                                                     

To prepare professional B.S.W.  /generalist or M.S.W.  /clinical social work practitioners to:

  • Apply professional knowledge, skills, and values with diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • Engage in ethical practice grounded in human rights and social and economic justice.
  • Promote the optimal well-being of vulnerable, oppressed, and marginalized populations by building on their strengths and resilience through collaborative community partnerships.
  • Integrate research informed practice in generalist settings and assess, intervene, and evaluate in advanced clinical practice settings.
  • Advocate for policies and services that promote social change and the quality of professional social work practice.


>> More10/19/15  

The 61st Annual Program Meeting (APM) of the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) was held in Denver,  Colorado, October 15-18, 2015, attended by several UCF school of social work faculty.  Pictured from left are Dr. Mary Ann Burg, Research Director, Dr. Bonnie Yegidis, School of Social Work Director, and Dr. Shawn Lawrence, MSW Program Coordinator.

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I am very privileged to be in the B.S.W. program at UCF and learn from instructors such as yourself [referring to Dr. Dziegielewski]."
— Brittany Hamilton,  social work major
I am so grateful for all I've received from this university, both as a student and an alumna."
— Judith Thames,  B.A., social welfare/psychology ('73); co-founder, Judith G. Thames Endowed Scholarship
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