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 BASW 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.
BASW program information
Admission to NAU Accordion Closed
- BASW 220 (or equivalent) with a letter grade of B or better
- BASW Program application
- 2.25 GPA minimum
- 2 personal references
- Personal/professional/educational statement
- English & math foundations
Important dates Accordion Closed
Program application due dates
April 1 – Fall BASW Program applications due
May 4 – BASW community potluck, Yuma Civic Center
November 1 – Spring BASW Program applications due
Field applications due dates
September 1 for spring semester
December 1 for summer semester
February 1 for fall semester
Professional organizations Accordion Closed
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.