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Social Work Degree at California State University - Los Angeles

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  • FAFSA School Code: 001140
  • Phone: (323) 343-3000

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  • Phone: (323) 343-3901

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  • Phone: (323) 343-1784

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Social Work Degree

The social work program at California State University - Los Angeles prepares students for careers as an adolescent specialist, child and family social worker, healthcare social worker, mental health and substance abuse social worker, and more. The program focuses on social welfare administration and counseling, as well as studying organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Program courses include: social welfare policy, case work planning, social counseling and intervention strategies, and administrative procedures and regulations. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer social work degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Social Work Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Cal State LA has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree242
    Master's Degree123

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male57
    Female308

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian29
    Black28
    Hispanic193
    White33
    Unknown69

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Social Work program at California State University - Los Angeles, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Description:

    Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, marriage and family therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 41.2% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 2,200
      • Average Hourly Rate: $24.52
      • Average Annual Salary: $51,010
    • Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 590
      • Average Hourly Rate: $25.79
      • Average Annual Salary: $53,640

Child, Family, and School Social Workers

  • Description:

    Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, child, family, and school social workers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 19.7% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 8,260
      • Average Hourly Rate: $25.47
      • Average Annual Salary: $52,990
    • Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,560
      • Average Hourly Rate: $20.30
      • Average Annual Salary: $42,220

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

  • Description:

    Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.

Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in social work. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Social Work Programs in California

Social Work programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA
Type: 4-Year Private College

380 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (M,D)
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Whittier College

Whittier, CA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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California State University - Dominguez Hills

Carson, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

53 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (M)
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University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

110 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (M,D)
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Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA
Type: 4-Year Private College

74 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B,M)
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California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

280 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B,M)
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California State University - Fullerton

Fullerton, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

44 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (M)
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California State University - Northridge

Northridge, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

73 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (M)
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Chapman University

Orange, CA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
Chapman University - University College

Irvine, CA
Type: 4-Year Private College

18 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)