While Aruba is confronted with various socio-economic challenges, the profession of Social Work in Aruba is considered young and evolving and welcomes individuals with drive and initiative. The FAS, therefore, offers an exciting and well-balanced academic program in Social Work and Development.
This academic program is tailored for those passionate and fascinated in acquiring knowledge of human and social behavior and developing competencies to empower vulnerable individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities in our society. The main goal of this program is to contribute to the continuous improvement of the quality of life of the Aruban and the global community.
The Bachelor Arts degree in SW&D is a four (4) year full-time program offered in the FAS which positions and trains individuals to become competent professional social workers ready to work in a diverse, multi-cultural and multi-lingual society. Graduates may find careers in a wide array of foundations, governmental, non-governmental social service agencies and also in private sector organizations. Social workers have a variety of specialized options in the field which includes clinical, medical, community, youth, policy and advocacy among others.