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Studying Social Work at Weber State

A social work degree prepares students for a fulfilling career making differences in people’s lives and in communities. This program is a good fit for students who want to help groups and people build healthy social environments. Weber State also offers a master's degree in social work with traditional and advanced pathways. 

Social Work Highlights

The Weber State University Social Work Club (WSUSW) gives you the opportunity, as a social work major, to engage with the local community through social service and scholarly projects. The club is open to all social work majors and meets throughout the year.

Beyond the Classroom

The social work major includes a fieldwork component, where you’ll spend 200 hours getting supervised, hands-on experience in an approved social service agency.

Eddie Baxter

Class of 2017

“I began my journey here at Weber in 2013, not too sure where I was heading. I knew I wanted to work with people, but couldn’t exactly point out how. After an eye-opening trip to Mozambique, I realized my passion was within the helping profession of social work.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

In the social work program, you will develop skills to help individuals navigate complex relationships and complicated life events.

Through your coursework and hands-on learning, you will build a strong foundation in:

  • Social environments
  • Human behavior
  • Child and family welfare
  • Ethics in social work

What You Can Do After Weber

A social work degree prepares you to work with community organizations, nonprofits and government agencies. It also gives you a strong foundation for pursuing a graduate degree in social work or counseling.

Jobs for recent graduates include:

  • Social services coordinator
  • Care manager
  • Clinical social worker
  • Behavioral therapist assistant

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for social work graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more...

Faculty Perspective

Weber State has an open-door policy and we try to get to know our students individually. This personal attention encourages students to grow, not just as social workers, but as individuals.

Kerry Kennedy