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Social Work

How we shine...
The Social Work Program is one of only two programs that offer an undergraduate degree in social work in NE La
Statistics report that jobs for social workers are expected to grow faster than usual now and through 2014
Who to contact in Social Work
Dr. Pamela Saulsberry,
Department Head

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About Social Work...
A social worker is one who is committed to working with individuals, groups, and communities, helping them to use the resources within themselves and the environment to cope more effectively with problems. Social Work as a profession is committed to the promotion, restoration, maintenance, and enhancement of social functioning. In contrast to other similar helping professions, social workers focus on bringing about change in small target systems (individual, family, and groups), larger target systems (organizations, communities, and society), or both.

What careers have our graduates pursued?
Child Welfare Placement, Hospitals, Public Housing, Family Service Agencies, Community-based Programs, Juvenile Social Service Agencies

Check out some of our learning opportunities:
Students can participate in the Title IV-E Child Welfare Program training

Get involved beyond the classroom:
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Council on Social Work Education