Yuma Social Work
The Northern Arizona University-Yuma Social Work program is dedicated to enhancing human well-being and to help 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 U.S.-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.
Program mission: NAU-Yuma 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 U.S. Mexico border.
BSW program information
Admission to NAU Accordion Closed
- 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 policies and assessment Accordion Closed
Important dates Accordion Closed
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
Professional organizations Accordion Closed
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)
International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
National Association of Social Workers, Arizona Chapter
National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter
The NAU Yuma Branch Campus Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.
Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’ Commission on Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria of the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Commission on Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.
Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.