WELCOME FROM THE DEPARTMENT
These are exciting times for the Department of Social Work at California State University Bakersfield. The Program received notification that we have been reaffirmed (accredited) for a full eight years or until 2015. Yes, there is work to be done to improve the program, but program improvement is always our goal.
It is also an exciting time to be a Social Worker. Social Workers enhance the social functioning of our client systems to advance the social and economic justice while alleviating mechanisms of oppression for at-risk groups in society. There is a tremendous need for Social Workers in the lower San Joaquin Valley and CSUB is helping to address that need by training social workers at the masters level.
The Social Work Program offers a sound theoretical foundation with the skills and experience students need to be advanced practitioners in the field. The Department also engages in life-long learning and provides opportunities for students and practitioners to participate in continuing social work educational programs.
Our faculty members are practitioner scholars who are dedicated to good teaching while maintaining a high level of academic and professional involvement including research, professional development activities, practice, and consultation. Many of our faculty serve on boards or are otherwise involved with local, state or national agencies and professional associations.
The Department has an active Advisory Board that helps us keep in touch with the current trends in the field and to bridge the gap between town and gown.
On behalf of the faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the Department of Social Work at California State University Bakersfield, we want to thank you for visiting our web page and considering the Social Work program at CSUB as a possible home for your professional education. Give serious thought to Social Work at CSUB if you are seeking an exciting education that will give you the skills to create change in a community where you can make a difference. We encourage you to learn more about our Program by browsing through the Program's web pages.
Department of Social Work
A100 Dorothy Donahoe Hall
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311