The BSW Program Mission Statement
Grounded in a Christian perspective and core social work values, the BSW program educates and empowers students with professional knowledge, values, and skills to become compassionate, competent leaders and change agents who provide ethical generalist social work practice, integrate personal faith with scientific inquiry, and engage respectfully and purposefully to advance the dignity, equity and well-being of diverse populations across systems.
The field of social work has core values of integrity, service, social justice, dignity and worth of persons, importance of human relationships, and competence. Our academically strong, culturally relevant programs prepare our students as competent, compassionate generalist social workers who exhibit Christ-likeness through interpersonal sensitivity, sacrificial service, academic excellence, professional passion and personal integrity. Our department is a natural extension of the mission of Lipscomb University to “integrate Christian faith with academic excellence.” Plus learning to practice social work within the context of our College of Liberal Arts & Sciences helps students think about individuals and society holistically.