The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major.
Understand that some of the options listed below may require additional training.
Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path
Description of Social Work
Social work as a profession has evolved because of societal concern about persistent and emerging human dilemmas,
social injustices and inequities that affect normal social functioning. It encompasses a broadening range of activities from
assisting individuals to affecting social policies. The profession's unifying element is its commitment to human well
being. The Bachelor of Social Work prepares the student for entry-level professional social work practice. The aim of the
BSW program is excellence in the general practice of social work. Generalist practice is based on an understanding of the
ecological perspective, is driven by commitment to social justice, and is grounded in scientific research. The Master of
Social Work offers a graduate degree to prepare students for competent and responsible advanced practice. The MSW
degree meets all educational requirements leading to licensing by the State of Georgia as a licensed Social Worker.
Possible Job Titles of Sociology Graduates (*As reported by Career Center post-graduate survey)
Child and Family Therapist*
Community Development specialist*