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Advocate, administrator, counselor, or therapist; wherever your path may lead, the School of Social Work prepares you to be a change-maker.

Pursue your passion. Help people. Make a difference.

Why Social Work?

Our society faces serious, interrelated, and large-scale challenges–violence, substance abuse, environmental degradation, injustice, isolation, and inequality. We need social workers’ unique blend of scientific knowledge and caring practice more than ever.

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Photo by Gayatri Malhotra

“I realized you can study social work and you do not have to be a social worker. You can be a policymaker, you can work in HR, you can do on-the-ground mutual aid work or be a leader of a nonprofit. It’s really a [field] that provides a lot of flexibility.”

Abbey Malbon, BSW '22

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