Social Work

Social Work at UM-Flint: Compassion, Commitment, and Community

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.

Council on Social Work Education Program Assessments
All Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited programs measure and report student learning outcomes. The CSWE learning outcomes for the Social Work Program at the University of Michigan-Flint are listed by academic year below.

Bachelor’s Degrees

Social Work Catalog Description
This curriculum is designed for students intending to graduate with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. Social work  program is designed to meet the needs of students who intend to prepare for professional generalist social work practice at the bachelor level, those who seek eligibility to register for the state licensure exam and/or advanced standing for graduate study in social work. The program is accredited by the CSWE and is subject to its accreditation standards.

This degree program offers a Honors track. Learn more.

Substance Use Treatment & Intervention Catalog Description
The opioid crisis has increased the demand for substance use treatment and intervention counselors. Program graduates possess the knowledge and skills to help those suffering from addiction and provide substance use treatment in a variety of clinical settings. The University of Michigan-Flint offers Michigan’s only online bachelor of science in substance use treatment and intervention. The degree focuses on techniques needed to provide substance use treatment and prepares students for the Certified Alcohol and Other Drug (CADC) exam to become a substance use counselor in Michigan.