The study of social work is for committed individuals who are passionate about caring
for people, from infants to the elderly, helping them overcome life’s most difficult
At U of M’s Department of Social Work, our mission is to educate professional social
workers for practice with at-risk populations, particularly children and families.
The study of social work prepares you to become a professional social worker, by helping
you develop the knowledge, values, and skills essential to competent social work practice.
The study of social work gives you the opportunity to work with individuals through
internships with local agencies, to test what you are learning in the classroom and
to identify where you need more educational experience.
The study of social work prepares you for a career in a strong growth area. Employment
of social workers is expected to increase by 16 percent during the decade ending in
2018, according to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median annual salary for social workers was $46,220 in 2008, with the top 10
percent earning more than $74,040.
Why not study social work? Join the more than 600,000 professional social workers in this country who have committed
their lives to making a difference by earning a degree in social work.