The Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work



CUSA began to teach university studies in social work in 1992, adapting established curricular teachings to the needs and regulations of the times. It bet on an academic program based on the highly experienced professional profiles of its teaching staff, where program content was orientated towards offering a pragmatic application for future graduates. In 2009, after significant effort to adapt the program to the demanding requirements of the European Higher Education Area from which the program undoubtedly benefited from, the Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work began to be taught.

If we had to choose a definition of this profession, we would choose the one established by the F.I.T.S. (International Federation of Social Workers):

“Social Work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. The principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversity are fundamental for social work ”...
FITS (, recovered, Nov. 2017)


In this sense, graduates in the Degree in Social Work at CUSA will be trained in:

  • The assessment of social needs.
  • A comprehensive approach to social exclusion risk processes.
  • Design interventions of a social nature, which include the need to autonomously integrate complex intervention processes, where interdisciplinarity is valued, key to addressing the changing social complexity of the world.
  • The assessment, implementation and management of plans, programs and projects within multilevel social policies.
  • Social work professionals are committed to the recovery and empowerment of vulnerable people, groups and communities, the strengthening of social values and the commitment to healthy and socially sustainable communities.

The training in this degree will equip graduates with the skills and key competencies they need to adapt to changing social realities, basing their interventions on key theoretical knowledge for understanding how people, groups and individuals function socially.

For students with specific educational needs related to a disability, more information is available here.