The Department of Social Work is an academic department that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in social work. Social work is a field that is concerned with improving the quality of life for individuals, families, groups, and communities by helping them to overcome social, emotional, economic, and health-related problems.
The Department of Social Work typically offers courses in areas such as social welfare policy, human behaviour and the social environment, research methods, social work practice, and field education. Students in social work programs may also have the opportunity to specialize in areas such as child welfare, mental health, substance abuse, aging, or international social work.
Social work is a challenging and rewarding profession that requires a strong commitment to social justice and a desire to help vulnerable and marginalized populations. Graduates of social work programs may go on to work in a variety of settings, such as child welfare agencies, hospitals, schools, community organizations, and government agencies. They may work as case managers, therapists, advocates, or administrators, among other roles.