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Earn Your Social Work Degree at USF

Many colleges or universities offer a Psychology major. Fewer offer a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, so if you choose to earn your degree in Social Work you will already stand out. You can stand out even more with an accredited Social Work degree from a Christian, liberal arts university like the University of Sioux Falls (USF) in South Dakota.

Transform yourself. Don’t just earn a degree in Social Work, live fully engaged at the University of Sioux Falls. Through your degree program and on-campus ministries, you’ll learn to become a servant leader. Whether you want to go to work right after graduation or earn a master’s degree in Social Work next, USF offers a Social Work degree that prepares you for both. 

Careers in Social Work require spiritual strength, maturity and mental stamina. At USF, you’ll learn to provide service to others with God’s help and guidance. Colleges and universities without a faith base simply do not have the same focus and mission as USF, a Christian university.

Reasons to Earn Your Social Work Degree from USF

People of all ages and walks of life need help. More and more people find themselves at risk. Helping them with leadership and resources just may be your life’s calling. Learn how to integrate your Christian faith into your Social Work education and career.

When you earn your Social Work degree on our campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, you’ll have direct access to USF’s Social Work faculty who are great examples of servant leaders in a variety of Social Work fields. Choose USF for all the benefits of a private, Christian university while gaining knowledge and skills valued in a variety of Social Work careers.

  • Prepare for a career in Social Work with the knowledge, skills and values required for entry-level work in multicultural settings
  • Practice spiritual inquiry and service, rooted in your Christian faith and meeting the values expressed by the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics
  • Analyze history, theory, methods and research to advance social and economic justice for all populations

Your Social Work Degree Requirements

Major in Social Work at USF, and you’ll build a strong foundation. You’ll complete USF’s liberal arts core course requirements as well as Social Work courses that total 55 semester hours. This includes a semester capstone experience with 400 hours of field work.

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Your Social Work Degree and Social Work Careers

Are you asking yourself, "What can I do with a Social Work degree?"

USF’s Social Work graduates find success in top career fields. In addition, the majority of social work professionals complete a Master of Social Work degree.

Mental health professionals

Individual and family counseling and coordination of resources

Service coordinators


Medical care


Children and families

Case managers

Social services


Medical settings

Human resources

Businesses, organizations, nonprofits

Church ministers



Group leaders

Community planners


Social justice

Social Work at USF

Find extra opportunities beyond earning your bachelor’s degree in Social Work at USF.
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