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The social work department exists to equip students to be competent, effective and ethical social workers committed to improving the well-being of others, and who exhibit Christian ideals through academic excellence, personal integrity, compassionate service and respect for human diversity.

We work to prepare students for beginning-level professional generalist practice with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations as well as prepare students for lifelong professional development through graduate study.

We focus on helping our students to be competent professionals who respect and appreciate social and cultural diversity, have concern for the effects of oppression, and recognize the strengths and the role that diversity plays in helping professionals. We also prepare students to work with populations at risk who are served directly and indirectly by the public sector.

As a department, we continually strive to uphold and support the purposes and objectives of the University, developing cooperative relationships between professional and liberal arts education.

Other Resources

The Social Work License Map provides the social work licensing information for each state.  One can click on any state and find the specific licensing requirements and process for application.

www.naswdc.org  National Association of Social Workers

www.os.dhhs.gov  Department of Health and Human Services

Can access all 28 titles of the Arkansas Code of 1987 Annotated. Click on "Research Resources." Statutes will appear in their most recently amended forms and will be searchable by words or phrases.

www.nacsw.org  North American Association of Christians in Social Work.

Social Work Program Yearly Outcomes Assessment Report pdf
This form is used to assist the COA in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with accreditation standards.

Resource Room Listing pdf
Those wishing to access material in the resource room may contact Terry Smith at 501-279-4561 or at tsmith@harding.edu.