Social Work

Rewarding degrees in Social Work

Program Overview

The Social Work program prepares you to recognize the diversity of societal and geographic environments present in the region and beyond.  Here you will strive to promote social service professionalization through quality education and community service. The knowledge base of the program focuses on understanding the transaction between the person and society. Appreciating the values of the profession guides the student in developing appropriate attitudes necessary for the helping relationship. Practice skills result from both classroom and field experience. Development of the student’s self-awareness as an individual and as a social person is a prerequisite to developing skills in the use of the self as an agent of change. A programmed schedule, which outlines the sequence of required courses and elective options, is available and should be reviewed with an advisor from the program.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior.
  • Engage diversity and difference in practice.
  • Advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.
  • Engage in policy practice.
  • Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • Assess and plan with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  • Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Social Work Accreditation

Potential Jobs

  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Counselor
  • Marriage & Family Therapist

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Bachelors in Social Work & Associates Social Service

Social Work

  • Bachelor's Program

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Social Work degree prepares you for a rewarding career focused on supporting communities, organizations, small groups, families, and individuals.

Sample Courses

PSY 33203 Social Psychology
SOC 24103 Minority Groups
SWK 23103 Social Welfare




Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Social Work
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Liberal Arts & Social Science
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • Some courses offered online
Total Credit Hours
A minimum “C” grade in all identified coursework, i.e. social work, social and behavioral sciences, liberal arts foundation, is required to progress through the curriculum and for graduation from either the associate degree or baccalaureate program.