This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. Courses that expose students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning may be added and notification of additional program approvals may be received prior to finalization. General education program content is also subject to change. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Ananda Newmark, Ph.D.
Director, B.S.W. Program
(804) 828-0456

The B.S.W. Program administers the undergraduate offerings of the School of Social Work, including the Bachelor of Social Work and the minor in social welfare.

Guided by the principle of promoting social justice, the goals of the B.S.W. Program are:

  1. To provide an integrated curriculum based on the knowledge, skills, ethics and values essential for beginning generalist social work practice
  2. To offer an educational experience that facilitates the critical analysis of social work knowledge and practice
  3. To provide classroom and field instruction experiences designed to promote culturally sensitive practice with diverse and oppressed groups
  4. To provide an environment that encourages lifelong learning and prepares students for professional growth and development