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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Shadowing Social Worker in Haiti Impacts UM-Flint Students

Shadowing Social Worker in Haiti Impacts UM-Flint Students

Three University of Michigan-Flint social work students traveled to Haiti over spring break to gain a first-hand perspective of rural Haitian life and learn more about the needs of the people who live there.

Evening of Excellence Showcases UM-Flint Social Work Student Research

Evening of Excellence Showcases UM-Flint Social Work Student Research

After digging into several complex research topics this year, UM-Flint social work students presented their findings.

UM-Flint Students Re-Imagine Flint’s Civic Park Neighborhood

UM-Flint Students Re-Imagine Flint’s Civic Park Neighborhood

UM-Flint resource planning and social work students presented proposals for revamping vacant sites within the Civic Park neighborhood.

UM-Flint Spring Commencement Student Speakers Announced

UM-Flint Spring Commencement Student Speakers Announced

UM-Flint has announced its students speakers for both Spring Commencement Ceremonies, which are held May 1 at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center.

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Social Work Group Uses Research Project to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking

Researching complex issues is a valued skill in our social work programs. Read how one student group used their project to inform the public about human trafficking.

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