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Program Outcomes

At least 90 percent of the minority students recruited will graduate. Upon graduation from the Undergraduate Program in the Department of Social Work at Alabama A&M University, students will be able to:


  • Apply knowledge, skills, values and ethics in practice with vulnerable, impoverished and oppressed populations of various sizes.


  • Understand the history of social welfare and the development of the profession of social work and appreciate the profession’s commitment to social and economic justice.


  • Apply the principles and techniques of generalist social work practice in planning interventions with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.


  • Use a problem-solving generalist framework to understand the interactions among individuals and between individuals and social systems for planning appropriate interventions.


  • Demonstrate the abilities to apply logic and reason inductively and deductively, as a means for a world-view perspective based on analytical and critical thinking.


  • Demonstrate competence in applying practice theories, utilizing a professional value base, to describe, assess and select interventions with diverse populations.


  • Demonstrate competency in implementing planned change, developing preventive interventions, advocating for impoverished populations and oppressed groups, and selecting strategies of change that advance social and economic justice.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of the bio-psycho-social variables that affect individual developmental behavior, articulate the interdependence of social systems, resources, capacities, opportunities and diversity from an eco-systems perspective.


  • Use supervision and consultation appropriate to generalist practice for professional development, and practice evaluation.


  • Demonstrate ability to adapt research methodology to understand and evaluate the practitioner’s own practice, institutional setting, and field of practice.


  • Demonstrate ethical responsibility to clients, colleagues, the agency, the social work profession, and society as specified by Professional Social Work Codes of Ethics.


  • Recognize and respond appropriately to the unique characteristics, decisions, strengths and resources of diverse populations.