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Social Work Program

Social work is a career for individuals who desire to improve lives and the world we live in. The program seeks to instill in its graduates a deep commitment to the profession’s traditional concerns with social justice and social welfare. It recognizes the historic importance of social welfare in re-balancing the country’s economic and social structure. The program is committed to the resolution of contemporary human social problems, such as poverty, racism, discrimination, and economic injustice. Our faculty members contribute to the betterment of society through their teaching, research, service and practice activities.

USU’s social work program offers both bachelors and master degrees in social work and provides the hands-on learning and research knowledge to enable individuals to effect change. The program prepares students for generalist practice in a variety of settings. At the BSW level, students must complete 480-hours of field practicum experience. At the MSW level, students must complete two field practicum experiences for a total of 974 hours. The Social Work program will help students find appropriate placement.

Both the undergraduate and MSW degrees are professional accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and meets requirements established by the State of Utah for social service licensure. The MSW program was established in 2008 and received accreditation in 2012. Introduced in 2013, the advanced standing track (1-year MSW program) is available to students with a recent BSW degree. A master’s degree in social work allows professionals to unlock the door to upward career mobility, as that degree is often required for supervisory or management-level positions and can lead to higher salaries. Job prospects in social work are expected to grow faster than average in the next decade, especially in rural areas.

USU’s Social Work Program is located in the city of Logan (main campus) in northern Utah's Cache Valley, 80 miles northeast of Salt Lake City, as well as at regional campuses located in northern (Brigham City and Kaysville), western (Tooele), eastern (Uintah Basin), and southeastern (Price, Moab, Blanding/San Juan) parts of the state.

USU Locations Throughout Utah

USU’s Social Work Program is located in the city of Logan (main campus) in northern Utah's Cache Valley, 80 miles northeast of Salt Lake City, as well as at regional campuses located in northern (Brigham City and Kaysville), western (Tooele), eastern (Uintah Basin), and southeastern (Price, Moab, Blanding/San Juan) parts of the state.

social work locations around the state