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 2020 Career Outcomes for Social Work*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

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  • Seek research, presentation, and writing opportunities.
  • Explore and discuss graduate school options and resources early.

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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2020 Social Work majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2020 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)
Atlanta United FC Community Relations Assistant
Booster Program Leader
Georgia Justice Project Legal Intake Specialist
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind Puppy Advisor
San Jose Public Library Americorps Vista
University of Georgia Social Worker
Volunteer Behavioral Health Outpatient Care 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 2020 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 Class of 2020 Social Work majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Baylor University Social Work, Master's
Columbia University Program Not Specified, Master's
Georgia State University Social Work, Master's
University of Georgia Advanced Standing, Master's; Social Work, Diploma/Certificate; Social Work, Master's; Social Work and Public Health, Master's; Law, JD
Washington University in St. Louis Social Work, Master's
* denotes no responses received.