The field of social work provides a variety of opportunities, in both public and private settings, for you to contribute to society. Social workers help individuals, families, groups and communities. They help improve policies, participate in solving the vital social issues of our time, and are a strong voice for social change in our society.
With knowledge grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate students learn to examine social problems in cultural, historical, and current political contexts; learn to see elements of social problems from multiple perspectives; and learn how to understand social problems in a changing world through a systematic framework.
The people best suited to social work are sensitive, compassionate, creative and empathic. They draw on skills in communication – such as listening, speaking and writing – as well as skills in assessing, analyzing and evaluating.