Academic Programs

SWKThe University of Alaska Anchorage School of Social Work provides social work education through its Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) Program, Master of Social Work (MSW) Program, and our MSW-level Specialization in School Social Work. 

The mission of the UAA BSW Program is to prepare generalist social workers who enhance human well-being and promote social and economic justice for people of all backgrounds, particularly those in Alaska. The purpose of the Bachelor of Social Work program at the University of Alaska Anchorage is to prepare graduates for beginning professional social work practice. Preparation for professional practice builds on a broad based liberal arts education accomplished through completion of General Education and major degree requirements.

The mission of the UAA MSW Program is to prepare advanced generalist social workers who enhance human well-being and promote social and economic justice for people of all backgrounds, particularly those in Alaska. Alaska's unique and rich multicultural populations, geographic remoteness, and frontier status allow the real potential for skilled social work professionals to make a profound impact on social and economic injustice in our state.

In order to help you stay on track and keep you informed we recommend that students meet with an advisor at least once a semester.

Contact the School of Social Work
Phone (907) 786-6900
E-Mail uaa_socialwork@uaa.alaska.edu