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.

News & Events

Soup Per Bowl Event

Come support the University of Michigan-Flint Social Work Department, Catholic Charities, and Metro Community Development in raising money for the Homeless Prevention Endowment Fund on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Catholic Charities Center for Hope Gym.

UM-Flint Joins Effort to Raise Funding to Eliminate Homelessness with Soup Per Bowl Event

UM-Flint Joins Effort to Raise Funding to Eliminate Homelessness with Soup Per Bowl Event

The entire community is invited to Soup Per Bowl to help raise money for the Homeless Prevention Endowment Fund. The event will take place on Friday, January 30, from 4-7 p.m. at the Center for Hope, 517 East 5th Avenue.

UM-Flint Students Team Up with Community Photographers to “Change the World”

UM-Flint Students Team Up with Community Photographers to “Change the World”

Two UM-Flint classes have teamed up to showcase the photography and lives of people that utilize Catholic Charities' Center for Hope. Students are also developing ideas for a social media campaign to raise money for the center.

Olivia P. Maynard and S. Olof Karlstrom Add Tuition and Travel Funds for UM-Flint Social Work Students

Olivia P. Maynard and S. Olof Karlstrom Add Tuition and Travel Funds for UM-Flint Social Work Students

Through the generosity of Olivia P. Maynard and S. Olof Karlstrom new funds have been established to provide support for tuition and conference travel for students in the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Social Work.

UM-Flint Offers New Health Navigator Minor and Certificate Program

UM-Flint Offers New Health Navigator Minor and Certificate Program

The University of Michigan-Flint has created a new interdisciplinary program that will meet the rising demands of healthcare reform. The new Health Navigator minor and certificate program will prepare students to connect patients with much-needed services to help prevent injury and illness.