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Social Work Program

Helping people lead better, more fulfilling lives.

The University of Texas Permian Basin Department of Social Work is situated in the College of Health Sciences and Human Performance. UTPB Department of Social Work prepares students for professional social worker to promote human and social well-being through a range of interventions with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. The BSW degree is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enter the social work profession immediately after graduation.

Social workers are employed in various professional agencies and organizations that advocate for human rights and social and economic justice. Social workers are employed in mental health, homeless, intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, criminal and juvenile justice, substance abuse, education, community organization, environment justice, municipal, state and federal government agencies, and organizations.

UTPB Department of Social Work utilizes technology such as virtual presence robots, simulations and evidence-based practice and cultural competency approaches to prepare graduates to becoming ethical and highly competent professionals. Guided by the National Association of Social Workers ( NASW) Code of Ethics, and the Council of Social Work Education educational polices and standards.

Professional Values

  • service
  • social justice
  • dignity and worth of the person
  • importance of human relationships
  • integrity
  • competence

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