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Social Work

The Social Work program is a fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. At the Baylor School of Social Work, students learn about human dignity, the need for justice, caring as the foundation for effective change, and service that transforms lives and communities. Social Work is a profession that prepares practitioners to empower individuals and advocate for social justice in organizations and communities. Coursework combines a thorough liberal arts education with field experience with professionals in the community. Available courses include:

  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Loss and Mourning
  • Foundations of Social Justice
  • Civic Education
  • Aging and Mental Health

As part of the degree plan, students are placed in a variety of field study opportunities. Baylor University has paired with several agencies and foundations to ensure that students are well-equipped with hands-on experience. Some placements include local hospitals, congregations, public or private social agencies, homeless shelters or hospital clinics.

Graduates with a Social Work major can serve as social workers in a number of fields, including rehabilitation clinics, adoption agencies, child protective services, hospital patient care or family counseling.

For more information: Social Work

Students in this program begin as a pre-major. Learn more about pre-majors.


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