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The USF Advantage
The Social Work faculty at USF will expose you to the many facets of the field of Social Work and prepare you for a wide variety of careers.
Experiential Learning
Our field placement and service-learning opportunities will provide you with hands-on experience.
Culture for Service
Through thought-provoking classes, you will be challenged to think critically about social problems and engage the world around you.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of social workers in the U.S. is expected to grow by 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is faster than the average for all occupations. The social work profession is rapidly expanding to meet the growing societal needs of children and families at risk, the elderly population and the aging baby boom generation.

If you have a passion for service and a desire to make a difference, a degree in Social Work from the University of Sioux Falls can be a valuable and versatile major. The USF Social Work Program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), and our mission is to prepare you for entry-level generalist social work practice in a global, diverse setting and/or to pursue an advanced degree.


Whether you choose to use your bachelor’s degree in Social Work as preparation for advanced study or as a direct gateway to the workplace, USF will prepare you for a wide range of opportunities.

Field Instruction

The USF Social Work program uses a block field placement system where you will complete a minimum of 450 hours of field work in one semester as your capstone course.