The Lourdes Social Work program directs and monitors the education and training of students, providing the knowledge, values and skills necessary to engage in generalist social work practice. In teaching students to view ethnic, sexual, racial identity and differing abilities from a culturally competent, strengths-based perspective, graduates are prepared to serve at-risk populations, advocate for human rights and social justice, engage in critical thinking, evaluate practice research, and examine personal values and professional ethics.
The social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and prepares the student to take the basic licensure exam through the Association of Social Work Boards.
Alumni Spotlight: Constance Brooks
"One of the main reasons I pursued a social work degree was to help people turn failure into achievement, rather than letting their obstacles overcome them," notes Connie. "My own personal struggles and triumphs inspired me to uplift others, to provide and show them examples of how to achieve your dreams." Read Constance's Story