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Bachelor of Social Work

Welcome to the Bachelor of Social Work Program page!

At UHD, we understand that social work isn't "just a job." It is, rather, a calling pursued by individuals passionate about helping diverse individuals and communities on a local, state and national level. In addition, our program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), which is the accrediting body for social work programs in the United States.

Social work is a self-fulfilling career path that takes practitioners into settings such as schools, hospitals, mental health facilities and juvenile justice systems, etc. where they perform a variety of tasks such as case management, client advocacy, and counseling and make a tangible difference in the lives of diverse individuals and communities.

A UHD Bachelor of Social Work graduate will be a practitioner who:

  • Possesses the cultural understanding and requisite skills to effectively work with and empower diverse populations, particularly minority and immigrant
  • Is knowledgeable of social issues and policies from an international perspective
  • Can utilize a variety of intervention modalities, including case management and advocacy

Classes cover several subject areas, including and not limited to:

  • Social Work and Social Welfare Policies
  • Human Behavior
  • Urban Issues in a Global Environment
  • Social Justice and Professional Ethics
  • Issues in Social Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Urban Community Organizing
  • Practice with Aging Populations

BSW Program Director

Stephen Wernet, Ph.D.
Room: C-330F
Phone: 713-221-8660

Related Links

Degree Plan Sample 1

Degree Plan Sample 2

BSW Handbook

Field Manual

Field Practicum Eligibility & Questionnaire

Field Practicum Interview Outcome

Field Practicum Liability Insurance

Contact Us

Department of Criminal Justice & Social Work
1002 Commerce Street Suite C.340
Houston, Texas 77002

Phone: 713-222-5333

Fax: 713-223-7409

Click here to email us.

Council on Social Work Education

Why UHD?

  • UHD's Social Work program received Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation
  • Our graduates are practitioners who possesses the cultural understanding and requisite skills to effectively work with and empower diverse populations
  • UHD's Social Work program includes field education and placement that allow students to master all social work core competencies in real-time situations
  • A UHD Social Work degree gives you the experience necessary to work in one of the many Public Service sector jobs that may qualify for a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Our program promotes understanding of urban and global social problems while preparing professional workers to empower, advocate and meet the needs of marginalized populations
  • We teach students how to make a tangible difference in people's lives.


Today's social service challenges are diverse, complicated issues that require educated, unique resolutions from individuals passionate about their work. Issues can range anywhere from delivery of public services to protecting our environment for future generations. Potential employers are as varied as the issues, and include governmental agencies on a local, state and national level, law enforcement, academia, medical or public health facilities, nonprofit and for-profit corporations, etc.

Beyond clinical applications, there are diverse opportunities for graduates to apply a social work degree in the following industries:

  • Education
  • Human Resources
  • Community Relations
  • Business Management
  • Market Research

Last updated or reviewed on 9/10/14

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