Academic offerings: Many social workers are actively involved in public service, working to improve the quality of human services provided by nonprofit and governmental programs. The School of Social Work offers course content related to organizations and communities, health and mental-health care, child welfare and aging, management, clinical settings, and professional ethics.
Experiential learning: Social work students complete a two-semester senior field practicum (internship), which can be done in wide range of public service settings. In addition, the Introduction to Social Work course requires a 30-hour service-learning project, which can be done in a public service-justice setting.
Employment Opportunities: A School of Social Work graduate may have the opportunity to work as executive director of an agency, counselor for the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, disability-rights advocate, economic development director, immigrant-services coordinator, or volunteer coordinator.