Social Work Department

Social Work is a professional art, based on an eclectic, scientific body of theory, incorporating practice, knowledge, and skill, and fused to specific ethics with inherent social value assumptions. The profession is oriented toward helping in the resolution of diverse individual and social problems, the provision for meeting broad human and community needs, and the enhancement of personal or social functioning. The primary goal of the social work program is to prepare students for beginning professional generalist social work practice.

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student at Table Mountain

Social Work Students Blog from South Africa

Two social work students reflect on cultural humility while studying abroad in South Africa.

South Africa landscape

Blogging from South Africa -- Professor Otrude Moyo

Social Work chair Otrude Moyo reflects during the July 2016 study abroad trip with UM-Flint students.

UM-Flint Discovery Camp Youth Pay It Forward to Homeless

UM-Flint Discovery Camp Youth Pay It Forward to Homeless

Youth participating in Discovery Camp at the UM-Flint's ECDC planned and packed sack lunches to support Flint's homeless residents.

Expanded UM-Flint Preschool Program Impacts Flint Kids

Expanded UM-Flint Preschool Program Impacts Flint Kids

The free Great Expectations Early Childhood Preschool is impacting the lives of the Flint kids it serves.

UM-Flint Students Depart for South Africa Study Abroad Trip

UM-Flint Students Depart for South Africa Study Abroad Trip

The trip is part of the UM-Flint International and Global Studies (IGS) study abroad course: Rethinking Social Development in Southern Africa.

UM-Flint Lays Out Road Map for Student Success

UM-Flint Lays Out Road Map for Student Success

Two University of Michigan-Flint operations held a Curriculum Planning Institute to further incorporate engaged learning into a student's college career.