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A Major in Social Work


Description of Major

This major educates students about the various ways in which societies organize to provide social services, guided by the values of social justice and humane service. Social workers endeavor to improve the quality of people’s lives.

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Employment Opportunities 

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in hospitals, human service departments, schools, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. A variety of jobs are available for social work graduates, including:



Adoption Services Social Worker Agency Director
Career Counselor Case Manager         
Child Protection Worker Child Welfare Worker
Clinical Social Worker Community Center Worker
Community Organization Worker  Community Service Agency Director
Director of Social Service Drug Abuse Counselor
Drug Rehabilitation Counselor Employee Assistance Administrator
Family Services Social Worker Family Therapist    
Geriatric Assessment Coordinator Geriatric Case Worker
Geriatric Social Worker Guidance Counselor 
Hospice Coordinator Hospice Worker
Human Services Worker             Intake Counselor
Juvenile Court Caseworker Lobbyist      
Marriage Counselor Medical Social Worker     
Mental Health Worker Nursing Home Administrator       
Nursing Home Social Worker Outreach Coordinator              
Policy & Planning Specialist   Policy Analyst 
Prison Caseworker Probation/Parole Officer   
Professor  Psychiatric Social Worker
Psychologist            Rehabilitation Counselor
Relief Worker Research Analyst                            
Residential Counselor School Service Director               
School Social Worker Social Worker
Sociologist Youth Counselor