What Can I Do With This Degree?

A social work degree prepares students both personally and professionally for entry-level generalist practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities while providing them with a solid foundation for graduate study.

In the Workforce

The field of social work is a diverse one, offering opportunities for employment in a multitude of settings with a variety of populations. Our graduates are employed in all levels and fields of social work practice. Areas of specialization include:

  • Alcohol and drug treatment facilities
  • Child care agencies
  • Child welfare
  • Crisis intervention programs
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Family preservation programs
  • Foster care and adoption
  • Group homes
  • Hospice care
  • Hospitals
  • Macro/policy
  • Mental health centers
  • Nursing and rehabilitation settings
  • Probation departments/juvenile justice
  • Research
  • Schools
  • Youth diversion programs

Graduate School

Our graduates have pursued advanced degrees in social work at the following institutions:

  • Barry University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Catholic University
  • Columbia University
  • Fordham University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • New York University
  • Simmons College
  • Smith College
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Pennsylvania

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