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Social Work

What can I do with this major?

Related Industries and Career Titles

Search for position titles within multiple career industries.​

Possible Position Titles

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  • Family Service Worker
  • Social Service Director
  • School Social Worker
  • Community Liaison
  • Case Manager
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Patient Advocate
  • Drug Dependency Counselor
  • Government Worker
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Shelter Coordinator
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Marriage Counselor
  • Occupational Social Worker
  • Policy Maker
  • Victims’ Advocate

Industries

  • Healthcare​
  • Public School System
  • Foster Care
  • Adoptions
  • Government Agencies
  • Business
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Immigration
  • Investigative Agencies
  • Law Enforcement
  • Disability Services
  • Life Skills
  • Counseling
  • Social Policy
  • Legal System
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Professional Organizations

Affiliate yourself with groups to network and learn about the field

  • Social Work Student Community Advocacy Network (active chapter at UHD)​​​​

  • Phi Alpha National Honor Society (active chapter at UHD)
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Social Welfare Action Alliance
  • International Federation of Social Workers

What is a Bachelor of Social Work?


Students in the Bachelor of Social Work program will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to empower a diverse multitude of individuals, often from underrepresented or oppressed populations. Students will examine societal issues on a global level, and apply theory, research, and practical experience in classroom discussion, as well as when developing treatment plans with measurable outcomes. A unique aspect of this program is the field experience component, which provides students with the opportunity to work alongside a Social Work professional for college credit.



Graduate School Considerations *Programs not offered at UHD

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Social Work *
  • Master of Science in Social Administration *
  • Master of Science in Social Policy *
  • Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership
  • Master of Social Service *
  • Doctorate in Clinical Social Work *
  • Master of Public Policy *


Community Partnerships

Research local organizations that may offer field experiences/internships to students pursuing a Social Work degree.

  • Houston Area Women’s Center
  • CASA
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Julia C. Hester House
  • A*Med Community Hospice
  • Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
  • The City of Houston
  • The Beacon
  • Communities in Schools
  • Monarch School
  • Ronald McDonald House

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