Purpose and Goals of the Department of Social Work
Majors & Minors OfferedMAJOR:Social Work (B.S.W.)
What can you do with this degree?Students having a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) may find employment in a large assortment of agencies. Some examples are: business sector (i.e. employee assistance programs), child welfare services, correctional facilities, counseling, gerontology, hospitals, law offices, addictions (drug, alcohol) programs, private practice, mental health centers, nursing homes, public health agencies, public welfare agencies, substance abuse, and the school system. Also, employment may be found in public relations with public and private non-profit organizations, administrative areas where relationship skills are valuable, personnel areas, where a knowledge of human relations is essential, and/or research with various organizations.
Affirmation From Students/AlumniOakwood’s Social Work program has truly been a blessing to my life. Growing up in the foster care system has instilled in me the desire to help those who encountered similar life experiences. I always knew I had the ability to do better than average work, however I lacked the motivation. My Social Work professors taught me that it is essential for me to know myself and deal with any personal issues that I had before trying to help others. My professors have instilled within me the confidence needed to successfully acquire two competitive national internships. In addition, they have instilled in me the values and skills that are essential for the field of Social Work. —Yolanda Burris, Class of 2007
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