Degree information: School of Social Work

  • We offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA), a Bachelor of Art in Social Work (BASW), and a Master of Social Work (MSW) at three campuses in Akron, Lakewood, and Wayne.
  • Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for competent and effective professional practice in social work. The program provides a rigorous intellectual base, an opportunity for effective skill development, and an educational perspective that views human diversity as desirable and enriching to society.

  • Social workers help people solve personal and family problems, provide services to meet social needs, and restore social and emotional functioning.
  • Employment is projected to increase by 25% from 2010-2020, according to the US Department of Labor.
  • The Social Work program provides the foundation of coursework and field experience necessary to sit for the licensure exam that is required for the profession.
  • Graduates work in various settings from child welfare to health care. Employers actively recruit our graduates because of their solid academic preparation and professional practice strengths.

CEUs for licensed social workers -- see schedule of workshops


Contact Us:

University of Akron - School of Social Work
Polsky 411
Akron, OH 44325-8001
Phone: 330.972.5974
Fax: 330.972.5739
Email: socialwork@uakron.edu

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