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Department of Social Work and Gerontology

Weber State’s social work and gerontology programs give you the skills for careers that make a difference in people’s lives and communities.


Degree Programs


Social Work

What can I do with a social work degree?

A social work degree teaches you to help people navigate complex relationships and complicated life events.

With your degree, you can become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and find careers in community organizations, nonprofits and government agencies, or you can go on to graduate studies.

Social Work Programs


What can I do with a gerontology minor?

A gerontology minor gives you an expertise in physical, psychological and social aspects of aging, along with skills to enhance lives of older people.

Graduates enter careers in the field of aging and have a greater understanding of issues they face as they grow older.

Gerontology Programs

Student Perspectives


Isaac Curtis

Class of 2017

“While finishing my generals, I took an intro to social work class and realized that it was what I wanted to do. I have met some of the most incredible people along the way.”



Danielle Nelson

Class of 2017

“I started at Weber in 2011 with the hopes of becoming a wedding planner. Along the way, I fell in love with social work, where I became passionate about people, particularly the underdog.”


Weber State’s social work major accepts students after they’ve completed certain requirements. You can join our Bachelor of Integrated Studies or gerontology programs at any point during your WSU education. 

Take your first step toward a rewarding career in social work or gerontology.

How to Apply

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

All Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the CSWE accreditation standards. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice all social workers are expected to master during their professional training.

CSWE Assessment

Department of Social Work & Gerontology

1299 Edvalson St Drive Dept 1211
Ogden UT 84408-1211

Lindquist Hall Building Room 330