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Social work is a challenging and exciting profession that allows you to help alleviate social problems.

Students majoring in social work learn to appreciate the cultural and human diversity in society through classroom experience and field work. Faculty in the social work department maintain active ties to community agencies that address a variety of issues including health, aging, substance abuse, and mental health services.

Featured Courses
The program consists of 51-52 credit hours in courses such as:

  • Interviewing and Assessment
  • Group Approaches
  • Community and Organizational Development
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Social Policy.

Career Future
Take your Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and enroll in an advanced-standing, one-year Master of Social Work program or become a/an:

  • Aging services social worker
  • Child and youth srevice case manager
  • Mental health care coordinator
  • Substance abuse counselor.

Hands-On Experience:

Field work experience (two days a week in a social agency) provides on-the-job learning experience under close supervision by both a faculty member and an agency professional. The program uses a variety of agencies in the Greater Cincinnati region such as:

  • Mental health programs
  • Crisis centers for domestic violence
  • Homeless shelters
  • Community service agencies
  • Foster care programs for children and youth
  • Long term care settings
  • Organizations that provide community-based services to older adults

Faculty members in the social work program give students individual attention, especially those with disabilities. You'll learn to appreciate the wide cultural and human diversity in society through both classroom and community experiences.

The social work major is available in Accelerated evening and weekend formats.

The program is accredited by the national Council on Social Work Education. Graduates are prepared for entry-level professional positions, sitting for the Licensed Social Work (LSW) exam, and admission to graduate degree programs in social work and related fields. Many universities now offer advanced placement, waiving a number of graduate level social work courses, for students who graduate from an accredited program.

News and Updates

Stay up to date with the most recent social work program news and events; visit the department of sociology and social work page. 

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