UNE is a US-accredited, affordable higher education institution that allows students to develop professional fluency in English and Spanish.
To prepare competent social work professionals committed to social justice, human rights and the defense of diversity in all its manifestations. Our graduates will demonstrate critical thinking skills with the capacity to communicate effectively and conduct research related to their practice; will be capable of integrating entrepreneurship, self-management, and technology in their work and will self-identify as active citizens in a global world in constant change, committed to the social transformation of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
The professional in the Social Work Program promotes social and economic equity and justice and the well-being of human and social systems. Social workers utilize theories of human behavior and social systems to intervene at the points where people interact with their environments.
Human rights and social justice are fundamental tenants of social work. Social workers offer a variety of services to individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Social workers understand both the public and the private social service systems and how it serves its clientele.
Among the services performed by social workers are appropriate referrals, direct services, short-term therapies, crisis interventions, information gathering, planning, administration and evaluation of social services. Social workers analyze legislation and social policies in order to make recommendations for improving the quality of life of all citizens.
Graduates of Social Work may seek professional licensing from the Social Work Board of Examiners at the State Department of Puerto Rico.
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Last updated March 1, 2018