The NAU–Yuma social work program is dedicated to enhancing human well-being and to helping meet the basic human needs of all people. Particular attention is given to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty along the US–Mexico border. The intent of this program is to educate competent, generalist social workers for practice with diverse populations and multi-level social systems, while developing skills for facilitating the planned change process. Our program promotes human rights, social and economic justice, and human and community well-being.
Admission to NAU
- BSW 220 (or equivalent) with a letter grade of B or better
- BSW Program application
- 2.25 GPA minimum
- 2 personal references
- Personal/professional/educational statement
- English & math foundations
Program application due dates
Fall Admission: Application is due June 1
Spring Admission: Application is due October 1
Field applications due dates
To begin Field in the fall Semester: Application is due February 1
To begin Field in the spring Semester: Application is due September 1
Our mission in social work
The mission of the NAU–Yuma BSW program is to educate and prepare generalist social workers for service and leadership to social systems, issues, and diverse populations which includes, but is not limited to, Hispanics, agricultural workers, and the military, as well as other diverse populations along the US–Mexico border.