Social Work Degree
Social work is a helping profession. As a social work major, you will study the how and why of helping individuals, groups, families, communities, and organizations who are encountering problems and are struggling with life in our society. The Bachelors of Social Work prepares students for professional generalist social work practice as well as for graduate studies. UMHB’s social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), which means that graduates of the program are eligible for state licensure as social workers and also for Advanced Standing in MSW programs.
The Social Work Program at UMHB prepares students for ethical, competent, entry-level generalist social work practice, life-long learning, community service and/or graduate education through the integration and application of knowledge, values, skills and experiences relating to diverse client populations, system sizes and practice settings through a commitment to excellence and scholarship within a Christ-centered learning community
Theoretical principles, research, interactive examples, and practical experience via my internship at Family Promise of East Bell County have grown my understanding of how to serve individuals by empowering and supporting them.
What are some career options with a social work degree?
With a degree in Social Work, your future is open to many job opportunities:
- Children and Family Social Work
- School Social Work
- Therapist/Clinical Social Work
- Medical Social Work
- Mental Health Care
- Military Social Work
Who is hiring UMHB students majoring in social work?
UMHB Social Work students have found careers in many different places:
- Baylor Scott & White Medical Center
- Bell County Mental Health Indigent Defense Program
- Bexar County Adult Detention
- Family Abuse Center, Waco
- The Menninger Clinic, Houston
Where can I go to grad school?
If you'd like to continue your education, here are some great options:
- Baylor University
- University of Texas at Arlington
- Abilene Christian University
- University of Texas at Austin
- Columbia University
Why study social work at UMHB?
The UMHB social work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education through the year 2022.
Social work graduates typically achieve average-to-significantly-above-average scores on the Foundation Curriculum Assessment Instrument (FCAI) of the Social Work Education Assessment Project (SWEAP).
Six out of ten UMHB social work graduates go on to further their studies in a graduate degree program.
The Social Work Club received the UMHB Student Organization’s award for Most Valuable Organization in 2017.