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Social Work

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 The study of Social Work is for those students who wish to make a difference by working to promote social justice through social work policies and programs. Social Work majors learn about social welfare and social work in the introductory courses through reading, research projects, and field observation. Generalist social work practice at the undergraduate level prepares students to work in numerous fields and settings and with a variety of populations, from infants to the elderly.

The Social Work major at CUA is designed to prepare generalist practitioners who have a strong grounding in the liberal arts. As an accredited program, the baccalaureate degree in Social Work prepares students for entry-level social work practice and/or for graduate school in social work or for graduate work in other fields and disciplines.


Marketable Skills of Social Work Majors:

- Recruiting/coordinating research
- Developing project designs
- Understanding group dynamics
- Observing human interactions
- Recognizing cultural differences and
- Surveying and sampling
- Identifying value systems
- Gathering and organizing data
- Conducting field studies
- Applying non-intrusive methods
- Utilizing statistical applications

Sample Positions Obtained by CUA Social Work Graduates:

Residential Counselor
Social Worker
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Medical and Public Health
Child, Family and School




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