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Mission & Goals


The mission of the Department of Social Work is to prepare students to promote social and economic justice by engaging in problem solving efforts and offering direct and macro interventions with individuals, communities and organizations. Baccalaureate level social work students are prepared at the generalists level and graduate students gain advanced levels of knowledge, values and skills. The graduate program places special emphasis on preparing students to develop, deliver and evaluate services either for youth involved or at-risk of being involved in the juvenile justice system or with families involved with child and family services agencies. Consistent with the history and mission of the University, the Department of Social Work affirms its tradition of serving African-American students while expanding its commitment to educate a diverse work force.


The Department of Social Work is committed to the following goals derived from our mission statement and the Curriculum Policy Statement of the Council on Social Work Education. The program goals are to:

  1. Prepare students to provide ethical, culturally relevant professional social work services.
  2. Prepare students for advanced practice with at-risk youth involved with the juvenile justice system or families involved with child and family services agencies.
  3. Prepare students to intervene in social problems and to challenge social and economic injustice.
  4. Support and strengthen the social work community through evaluation and research, professional consultation and innovative training.
NCCU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the University's educational programs and activities. For additional resources or to file a Title IX complaint, visit the NCCU's Title IX webpage.
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