The mission of Regis College’s BSW program is driven by the purpose and values of the social work profession.

“To prepare undergraduate level students for generalist practice in areas of practice designed to serve diverse populations. Rooted in the vision of the Sisters of St. Joseph and professional social work tradition, the Program seeks to educate BSW students to be skilled advocates and agents of social change who, through ethical practice, work to strengthen the opportunities, resources, and capacities of individuals and society both locally and globally”.

Social Work Profession’s Purpose

“The purpose of the social work profession is to promote human and community well-being. Guided by a person-in-environment framework, a global perspective, respect for human diversity, and knowledge based on scientific inquiry, the purpose of social work is actualized through its quest for social and economic justice, the prevention of conditions that limit human rights, the elimination of poverty, and the enhancement of the quality of life for all persons, locally and globally.”

(pg. 5, 2015 EPAS)

Social Work Profession’s Values

“Service, social justice, the dignity and worth of the person, the importance of human relationships, integrity, competence, human rights, and scientific inquiry are among the core values of social work. These values underpin the explicit and implicit curriculum and frame the profession’s commitment to respect for all people and the quest for social and economic justice.”

(EP 1.0, 2015 EPAS)