Social work majors focus on professional preparation, drawing from a required academic background in the liberal arts. Courses cover values and ethics, diversity, social and economic justice, and populations at risk.
Students who graduate with a B.S. in social work assist the elderly, children, families, and people faced with disabilities, mental illnesses, and many different problems in living. Graduates also learn various ways to contribute to the development of social welfare policy.
Our recent graduates are represented in a wide variety of practice fields at agencies such as Horizon Health Services, Case Western Reserve University, Community Action Organization, Georgia Department of Family and Children Services, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Transitional Services, AIDS Community Services, Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled, to name a few. Find out about additional career options for social work graduates here (PDF, 13KB).
The social welfare minor enables students who are majoring in other disciplines to understand the welfare system and the people it affects.