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.
On Friday, June 24, 2016, UM-Flint will host Phenom Fire: A Talk About Feminism, Womanism, and Female Fusion. This symposium aims to be “intentional about cross cultural conversations. A dialogue about intersectionality.”
Last semester, first year students in a UNV 100 course at UM-Flint connected class material with volunteer work in the Flint area.
A new admissions approach for those interested in social work will provide a smoother path for new and current students.
Beginning Fall 2016, the Education Department will begin offering a new bachelor degree program in Early Childhood Studies.