Social work is a fast-paced profession. If you are committed to helping others, you are motivated to learn about human behavior and social change, and you want to be at the forefront of the helping professions, then maybe you should consider majoring in social work at ASU!
The Department of Social Work at ASU is part of the newly developed College of Health Sciences. Along with the other programs in this college, social work is focused on promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, and society.
The Department of Social Work has accredited programs at the undergraduate (BSW) level and the graduate (MSW) level. Both programs prepare students to begin the practice of social work upon graduation. BSW graduates are prepared for entry into generalist practice positions while MSW graduates are prepared for practice in either Individuals and Families or Communities and Organizations.
What can you do with a degree in social work? According to the National Association of Social Workers, social workers help people within their own environment paying particular attention to culture and life situations. Social workers provide services to individuals, families and communities, working with people from the very young to the end of life.
- Social workers are committed to reducing or eliminating poverty, discrimination, violence, social injustice, and all forms of abuse.
- Social workers assist those who experience problems with physical illness, divorce, grief, addictions, depression, disability, mental illness, and unemployment.
- Social workers can be found in schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, hospice, adoption agencies, veterans affairs hospitals, senior centers, prisons, military barracks, corporations, and public social agencies.