The Social Work curriculum is designed to prepare students for transfer into a baccalaureate program and to introduce students to a career that spans the public and private sector. Social work provides an opportunity to work with every aspect of society in problem-solving, public policy and human services.
Knowledge and Skills
Students in the program will receive a foundation of knowledge that can lead to some of the following careers:
- Mental and behavioral health
- Child welfare
- Adult & juvenile probation
- adoption & foster care
- Social and criminal justice
- Substance abuse
- Geriatric services
Responsibilities of social care workers may include: providing advice and/or counseling to family caregivers and patients; providing social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families; and assessing and treating individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems.
Note: Most SWU courses satisfy one of the General Education Requirements [SB] or [G] towards fulfillment of AGEC or Associates Degree. See an academic advisor for specific program requirements.
Career and Employment Outlook
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