Delivery Method: On-Campus
Type: Major

Alcohol and drug addiction, poverty, homelessness, abuse, racial inequalities – these topics aren’t just the subject of local news. They’re compelling issues that tug at your heart. You want to help people individually and help create society-level change.

If that sounds like you, then a social work major may be an ideal match. 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 working directly with individuals or creating change through policy and advocacy, you can be part of creating a more just society where people thrive and have access to the support and resources they need through the social work profession.

Social work can also be an ideal program for those interested in careers in counseling or therapy. Bachelor’s of Social Work graduates are eligible for advanced placement in any Master’s of Social Work graduate program, which means accelerated completion of the program in as little as one year. 

As a social work major at UW-Superior, the skills you gain will prepare you to assume professional responsibilities. Meanwhile, you’ll have the opportunity to promote social justice during your time as an undergraduate.



UW-Superior’s social work program is the only Council of Social Work Education accredited public undergraduate program in Wisconsin within a 150-mile radius of Superior, WI.



During their senior year, each social work student spends at least 450 hours interning under the supervision of a social work professional.

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Advanced Placement

Bachelor’s of Social Work graduates qualify for advanced placement in any Master’s of Social Work program, meaning accelerated completion in as little as one year.

What You’ll Learn

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

  • Entry-level social work positions grounded in generalist practice working with individuals, groups, families, organizations and 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
  • Activities that promote social justice and change
  • Advanced placement in graduate school. You’ll also gain eligibility to pursue social work licensure in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan

Program Outcomes/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


  • UW-Superior’s social work program is is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education and is the only accredited public undergraduate program within a 150-mile radius.
  • 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 opportunities to attend social work conferences and seminars as well as other leadership opportunities.
  • In addition to teaching, all of our faculty members maintain social work licensure and continue in community practice.
  • The Social Work Program completes an annual evaluation to stay current and meet Council of Social Work Education requirements.
  • Council on Social Work Education Program Assessment and Outcome Data 2021/2022 Form AS-4(B)

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Applying to UW-Superior is easy and free for undergraduate students. Once your application is submitted, you’ll hear from us within just a few days. We’re here to help you every step of the way with any questions you may have, so why wait? Start your application today.  

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