Academic offerings: Many social workers provide and facilitate medical, mental health, and substance-abuse treatment. The School of Social Work offers courses in working with individuals and families. In addition, students can take elective courses in the healthcare system, interprofessional healthcare, and healthcare ethics.
Experiential learning: Social work students complete a two-semester senior field practicum (internship), which can be done in health, mental health, or substance-abuse settings. In addition, the Introduction to Social Work course requires a 30-hour service-learning project, which can be done in a health-related agency.
Employment Opportunities: As a graduate from the School of Social Work, you might be interested in working as an AIDS counselor or educator, case manager, chemical-dependency counselor, drug and alcohol-abuse worker, home healthcare worker, hospice counselor or manager, medical social worker, private practice, psychiatric social worker, public-health worker, or residential treatment worker.