Social Work

TYPE: Major
DEGREE: B.A./B.S.
DEPARTMENT: Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department

LOCATION: On-Campus
4-YEAR PATHWAY: Graduate in 4 Years

General Description

Alcohol and drug addiction, poverty, homelessness, abuse, racial inequalities –these topics aren't just the subject of local news, but compelling issues that tug at your heart.

You want to help people individually and help create society-level change.

As a social worker, you can create policy programs, research social issues, ignite and support social movements, counsel people, or connect them to needed social services. Whether you're on-the-ground assisting people or effecting change through policy and implementation, your dream is to see a just society where people thrive and have access to the support and resources they need.

Through UW-Superior's accredited social work program, you will be ready to assume professional responsibilities, while promoting social justice and development during your time as an undergraduate.

Program Outcomes

Through a major in social work at UW-Superior, you will be prepared for:

  • Entry-level social work positions involving individuals, groups, families, organizations or communities
  • Inclusive practice with diverse, underrepresented and vulnerable groups in society
  • Ethical and principled decision-making guided by the profession's values and standards
  • Recognizing and applying social justice principles
  • Life-long learning to maintain competence
  • Engaging in social justice and change
  • Advanced placement in graduate school And be eligible to pursue social work licensure in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan

Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that employment for social workers will grow faster than average during the next decade.

Find your niche as a:

  • Family social worker
  • School social worker
  • Youth counselor
  • Social service assistant
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Human services assistant
  • Community health worker
  • Patient advocate

Did You Know?

  • UW-Superior's social work program is the only accredited public undergraduate program within a 150-mile radius.
  • UW-Superior's social work program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
  • During senior year, each social work student spends at least 450 hours interning under the supervision of a social work professional.
  • The Social Work Student Association provides leadership opportunities and opportunities to attend social work conferences and seminars.
  • All of our faculty members maintain social work licensure and continue in community practice as well as teach.
  • The Social Work Program completes an annual evaluation to stay current and meet Council of Social Work Education requirements.

This program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

  • Class of: 2020
    Being at UW-Superior has made me realize how much I should appreciate the support systems I have here and back home. Read more.
  • Class of: 2017
    UW-Superior’s environment is so inviting, and it makes everyone feel like one big family. Read more.
  • Class of: 2018
    I met a bunch of great people that helped me to feel a bit less like the odd (wo)man out." Read more.

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