UGA Specific Information for Social Work

The Social Work major at the University of Georgia provides a great combination of academic excellence and commitment to social justice within a vibrant and friendly atmosphere. BSW students have a grounding in liberal arts, which helps inform and enhance their social work classes. In addition, students learn about the history of social work and the development of social welfare, the impact of diversity and oppression on our society, and theories of human development including the development of the family and of groups. Students also learn about communities and organizations and how they affect families and individuals. Social work students learn research methodology and understand the relationship between research and practice. During their senior year, BSW students intern for 20 hours a week in social service agencies.

The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education to prepare graduates for entry-level social work practice. Ranked #13 in the nation by College Factual, the program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for excellence in generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Generalist social work practice is based on an understanding of the ecological perspective, is driven by a commitment to social justice, and is grounded in scientific research.



Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Social Work*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

  • Participate in the Career Center's Intern for a Day program to explore career fields of interest
  • UGA Mentor Program - Networking with your Bulldog family can help you get ahead in life and career, but where do you even start? The UGA Mentor Program narrows down the world of possibilities to meaningful connections.  It personalizes the mentoring experience; connecting you with mentors that are just right for your commitment.. There's a better way to network. Visit mentor.uga.edu today and find a mentor who can help you see your future.
  • Utilize Handshake to find internship, part-time job, or volunteer opportunities related to your career fields of interest.
  • Conduct informational interviews. Build your network through brief one-on-one conversations with professionals in your career fields of interest. Speak to your Career Consultant to discuss how to set up and prepare for informational interviews.
  • Join a student organization related to your interests and goals. Get active and taken on leadership roles in professional, service, social, advocacy, and/or honor organizations to gain valuable experience.
  • Look for student-specific and career resources from professional associations affiliated with your career fields of interest.
  • Take on an internship, part-time job, or volunteer opportunity related to your career fields of interest. Utilize Handshake to find these opportunities. 
  • Seek research, presentation, and writing opportunities.
  • Explore and discuss graduate school options and resources early.

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The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Action Ministries Northeast Intern
Advantage Behavioral Health Behavioral Intervention Specialist
AmeriCorps Explorer Program Intern
Children First Social Worker
Goodwill of North Georgia Employment Job Coach
International Forwarding Company Import Operator
Positive Behavior Supports Registered Behavior Technician
Project Safe Advocate
Teach For America Teach For America Corps Member
Walton County Division of Family and Children Services Social Services Case Manager
* denotes no responses received.
*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY UGA Social Work - Bachelor's Degree MAJORS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019**

Graduate School Program(s)
Georgia State University Social Work, Not Specified
Hunter College Social Work, MSW
Rutgers University Social Work, MSW
University of Georgia Agricultural and Environmental Education, MAEE; Social Work, MSW; Social Work (Advanced Standing), MSW; Social Work and Public Health, MSW/MPH
University of Kentucky Not Specified
University of Maryland - Baltimore Social Work, Not Specified
Vanderbilt University Human Development Counseling, MEd
* denotes no responses received.