photo of a group of social work students and facultyMission

The Social Work Department at Wright State University is dedicated to preparing ethical, competent, creative, and critically thinking generalist practitioners who pursue their work from a social justice perspective. The program strives to prepare students who are self-aware life-long learners, who deliver culturally competent interventions, and who are optimistic about their abilities to promote well-being through all levels of social intervention.


  1. Prepare students to be professional, ethical, and competent generalist social workers.
  2. Prepare students to practice without discrimination and be advocates for social justice.
  3. Prepare students with a generalist knowledge, skills, and values foundation.