Bonnie Cairns-Descoteaux, M.Ed., MSW, Department Chair & BSW Program Director
Sarah Bellew, MSW, CSW, Director of Field Education
Michelle Asbill, Ph. D, LCSW
The mission of the Asbury University Undergraduate Social Work Program is to prepare graduates who are rooted in the liberal arts, the Christian and Wesleyan perspectives, social work values and ethics, and prepared for generalist social work practice as change agents in a variety of settings. The Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
NOTE: All undergraduate social work students are required to complete BIOLOGY (either BIO 100/101 or 201/203) as their choice of the various sciences listed under the Asbury University Core Requirements. In addition, it is highly recommended that students take a wide variety of courses in the areas of anthropology, economics, recent American history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Finally, all graduate MSW schools require applicants to have completed a satisfactory course in Statistics. Therefore students are required take PSY 315 “Statistics for Behavioral Science” or a comparable undergraduate Statistics course.
In order to provide a quality, generalist social work education, the program’s faculty has established the following goals for beginning generalist practitioners through the curriculum’s knowledge, ethics, and practice with diverse populations.