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What Can You Do With A Major In Social Work?

Social workers provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. They may assist parents who are in need of help, as in single parent homes. They may also arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. They may also advise teachers on how to deal with problem children.


Social Work Program

Career Paths

Administration and Planning

Case Management
Clinical Practice
Correctional Care
Crisis Intervention
Humanitarian Services
Mental Health and Substance Abuse


Program Evaluation


Student Advocacy
Wellness Promotion

Job Titles

Adoption Coordinator/Counselor
Case Worker
Child Welfare Social Worker
Clinical Social Worker
Correctional Social Worker
Disability Social Worker
Forensic Social Worker (Criminal Justice)
Foster Care Social Worker
Gerontological Social Worker
Hospice and Palliative Social Worker
International Social Worker
Juvenile Social Worker
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Medical Social Worker
Mental Health Assistant
Military Social Worker
Nursing Home/Elder Care Social Worker
Oncology Social Worker
Pediatric Social Worker
School Social Worker
Substance Abuse Counselor

Employers/Work Settings

Adoption Agencies
Community Organizations
Counseling Centers
Educational Institutions
Foster Homes
Juvenile Detention Facilities
Mental Health Facilities
Military Bases
Nonprofit Agencies
Nursing Homes
Private Practices
Refugee Facilities
Substance Abuse Centers

Professional Associations

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