VISION, MISSION, AND PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SOCIAL WORK PROGRAMVISION
A haven of excellence for Social Work Education and Professional
Competitiveness in Mindanao that produces quality change agents for holistic
transformation and sustainable development
MISSIONWe exist to;
♦ Advocate professional excellence
♦ Develop competent & globally competitive Social Workers
♦ Vitalize spirituality in social work
♦ Institutionalize excellent instruction
♦ Conquer poverty through Quality Education
♦ Empower Social Work Students for social change
♦ Provide students with well – balance and highly relevant academic program
for a life-long learning.
♦ Expose students to best practice in social work & deploy them for actual field
♦ Acquire life skills experiences for students and empower them to exercise full
♦ Create an opportunity for students to practice balance life of spirituality, high
morality and hard-work.
♦ Encourage students to embrace and internalize the philosophy, values and
ethical principles of the social work profession.
♦ Apply critical thinking skills within the context of professional social work practice.
♦ Practice within the values and ethics of the social work profession and with
understanding of and respect for positive value of self.
♦ Demonstrate the professional value of self.
♦ Understand the form and mechanism of oppression and discrimination and the
strategies for change that advance social and economic justice.
♦ Understand the history of the social work profession and its current structure and
♦ Apply the knowledge and skills of generalist with system of all sizes.
♦ Apply knowledge of bio-psycho-social spiritual system (i.e. families and groups
organization and communities)
♦ Analyze the impact of social policies on client systems-workers and agencies.
Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges is the oldest HEI to offer BSSW program in
General Santos City and the only HEI accredited under National Association of Social
Work Education Inc. (NASWEI). The National Association of Social Work Education
Incorporated (NASWEI) is an association of Social Work schools in the Philippines that
takes the lead in promoting and upholding social work education that is transformative
and responsive to the diverse needs of the social environment.
Social Work education shall be geared towards the preparation of students for
generalist social work practice. Professional education in social work requires the
acquisition and application of beginning level of knowledge, attitudes, values and skills
in enhancing the social functioning of individuals, families, groups and communities,
linking people (client systems) with needed resources, improving the operation of social
service delivery networks and promoting social justice through organizing and advocacy
Bachelor of Science in Social Work must emphasize the integrative character of social
work within the context of a micro to macro practice continuum, focusing on human
development and social transformation.
Underpinning social work education is the formation and inculcation of values, attitudes
and behaviours that are deeply rooted in the profession’s core values, philosophy,
principles and code of ethics.