Jun 13, 2024  
University Catalog 2024-2025 
University Catalog 2024-2025

School of Social Work


Office: Simpson Tower 816
Phone: (323) 343-4680
Fax #:  (323) 343-4682
Website of the School: https://www.calstatela.edu/hhs/sw


Siyon Y. Rhee
(323) 343-4687


Professors: Sofya Bagdasaryan, Ga-Young Choi, Anh-Luu Huynh-Hohnbaum, Siyon Y. Rhee (Director), Valentine Villa
Associate Professors: Jieru Bai, Joanna Doran, Maria Hernandez, James Simon, Tirmazi Mohammad, Tasha Willis
Emeriti: Pauline Agbayani, Joanne Altschuler, Frederick Anderson, Shirley Better, Philip Carter, Neil Cohen,  Alfredo G. González, Dale Weaver.

Mission Statements

The BASW Mission of the School of Social Work:
The BASW Program in the School of Social Work at California State University, Los Angeles prepares students for beginning strengths-based generalist practice in socially, culturally and economically diverse urban communities. Our BASW graduates are educated to promote social and economic justice and facilitate change and growth at all levels of professional practice.

The MSW Mission of the School of Social Work:
The MSW Program at California State University, Los Angeles educates students to assume leadership roles in professional practice. Our advanced urban generalist graduates analyze, intervene, evaluate and advocate with diverse, underserved and oppressed clients and communities.


Both of our MSW and BASW programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.


    Degree - UndergraduateDegree - Graduate