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"I get to be part of an organization that wins on and off the field, and it's because of the education I received at UCM."
Devan Dignan, Client Services Executive, Sporting KC

Bachelor of Social Work Degree

Social workers engage clients to identify needs or concerns and solutions to challenges. Social Work education at UCM prepares you to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities at all ages and in various fields of practice.

Why Choose Social Work at UCM?

  • The Social Work Program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • This program offers hands-on experience by allowing you to volunteer in an agency that specializes in social work.
  • Employment of social workers is projected to grow 19 percent by 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.

What will I study?
Social workers are involved in helping people to resolve emotional, social and economic problems and engage in political advocacy. This program develops your communication skills and the core values of the profession, which include service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, the importance of human relationships, integrity and competence.

Courses include:

  • Human Behavior Across the Lifespan
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Intervention with Families and Groups
  • Social Work Practice and the Agency Experience

What can I do with a degree in Social Work?

  • Case Worker
  • Counselor
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Parole Officer
  • Social Worker

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value engaging learning experiences that include student involvement and service-learning projects.
In Social Work, there are several involvement opportunities:

  • Association of Social Work Students
  • Phi Alpha Honor Society
  • American Counseling Association

About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know you and provide personalized attention.

As a Social Work student, you will be are assigned to a social work faculty mentor for advisement to ensure timely progress through the degree, to explore the match between the student and the profession and to engage in career planning which may include graduate education.

Learn more about Social Work at UCM:
Department of Communication Disorders and Social Work
660-543-4407

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