Why Study Social Work?

Social workers help. They empower others and advocate for those in need. If you’re looking to serve others and create positive change, study Social Work.

USF’s Social Work program is a professional degree. When you graduate, you’ll be able to pass the licensure test to become a practicing social worker.

But, is it right for me?

We asked our professors and they said social workers have:

  • Compassion and empathy
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills

Skills You'll Obtain

Apply ethical principles to professional practice

Develop programs, services, and interventions

Advocate for human rights and social and economic justice

Our faculty still practice social work. Right now, we’re developing community programs with criminal justice, mental health and health care agencies.– Rebecca Colman, Program Chair

After Graduation

USF’s Social Work program is a professional degree. We’ve designed our classes to teach you what you need to know to successfully pass the Social Work Licensure exam.

Types of careers you may have after you graduate include:

  • Client Advocate
  • Child, Youth, or Family Case Manager
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Probation Officer
  • Home-based Case Worker