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If you are looking for a career with meaning, action, diversity, satisfaction, and an abundance of options in work settings, consider social work. Social work is a profession for those with a strong desire to assist in improving people's lives. Social workers help people function the best way they can in their environment, deal with their relationships, and solve personal and family problems. Individual problems may include but are not limited to inadequate housing, unemployment, serious physical and mental illness, disability and/or substance abuse. Social workers also assist families that have serious domestic conflicts, including those involving child or spousal abuse. The social work profession has its own body of knowledge, code of ethics, practice standards, credentials, state licensing and a nationwide system of accredited education programs. These equip the professional social worker to combine the desire to help others with the knowledge, skill, and ethics necessary to provide the professional help needed.
For the sheer variety, few professions can match social work for the range of work opportunities and settings. Social workers can be found in public agencies such as protective services, private practice, hospitals, mental health clinics, schools, nursing homes, correctional facilities, courts, police departments, domestic violence shelters industry and other interesting work places.
If these opportunities are of interest, Pittsburg State's Social Work Program is the place for you.
View the Social Work major Program Requirements, Program Guide, and Program Checksheet.
Follow the menu items on the left for information about Social Work courses, faculty, students, and careers.
Social Work websites of interest to current students and new graduates
The New Social Worker Online
Social Workers: Help Starts Here
Social Work License Map
How To Become A Social Worker
Social Work Resources
Social Work College of Arts & Sciences