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Social Work

A Social Work degree from USF opens doors to a wide range of positions in mental health, disabilities, elderly care, medical care, corrections, family and children services, case management, human resources, church ministry, community planning and a variety of other areas.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of social workers in the U.S. is expected to grow by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is faster than the average for all occupations. The social work profession is rapidly expanding to meet the growing needs of children and families at risk, the elderly population and the aging baby boomer generation.

Social Work Admission Guide

Social Work Curriculum

Core Liberal Arts Courses (12 Semester hours)

THE 140
 Introduction to the Bible
THE 376
 Faith and World Views
ENG 481
 Research Proposal (LAR 112 equivalent)
EXS 200
 Dimensions of Wellness


Social Work Courses (40 Semester hours) 

SWK 341
 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
SWK 342
 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
SWK 302
 Cultural Diversity
SWK 309
 Social Welfare Policy Analysis
SWK 362
 Individuals and Family
SWK 363
 Groups
SWK 364
 Social Welfare Organizations and Community Practice
SWK 430
 Field Practicum
SWK TBD
 Social Work Elective
 PSY 250
 Research
   DCP Requirement (1 s.h.)