FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
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Bachelor of Science in Social Work

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The Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The BSSW Program educates students for empirically-based generalist practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. The BSSW program emphasizes the interrelationships between systems of all sizes and the environment.

The curriculum builds on a lifespan foundation, based on a generalist perspective, and the liberal arts. It emphasizes problem-solving approaches, critical thinking skills, empirically-based practice, economic and social justice, and ethical services for clients experiencing a wide range of problems. Students learn prevention and intervention strategies aimed at enhancing human functioning and quality of life. The program emphasizes the ability to work with diverse clients in a variety of settings reflective of the diversity of South Florida.

Students may complete the BSSW on a full-time or part-time basis. Students may elect to pursue a certificate in child welfare as part of their program of study. In addition, eligible BSSW graduates may apply to the MSW advanced-standing program.

A full-time social work student is eligible for student membership in the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). A graduate may become a regular member of the Association. Students are also invited to join the Student Social Work Association at the University and Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society.

The BSSW degree is accredited by the CSWE and educates students for empirically based, generalist practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

Academic Advising

All new students are required to see the social work advisor before registering for classes. Please note: Not all courses are offered each semester, and many have prerequisites. For course descriptions, see the University Catalog at catalog.fiu.edu.

CONTACT US

School of Social Work

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
Modesto Maidique Campus, AHC5 576
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305-348-5880
Fax: 305-348-5312

Mary Helen Hayden, Ed.D., LCSW, DCSW
Director

Jennifer Abeloff, MSW, MS
Associate Director and BSSW Coordinator
Phone: 305-348-1627
Email: abeloffj@fiu.edu