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.
Social Work undergraduate students and interns are actively engaged with Joy Tabernacle in Flint to help residents of the Civic Park neighborhood.
The UM-Flint Social Work Department’s "Intercultural Dialogues" event on January 13 features Nenekazi Melody Gxashe, a South African scholar who specializes in social development and generalist practice.
The early childhood academic programs emphasize engaging, hands-on learning experiences for students.
Social work students and faculty discussed the water crisis in a virtual town hall with students in New York.