Social Work Degree at California State University – Los Angeles

Also known as Cal State LA

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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 (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree136
Master's Degree94

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male36
Female194

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian9
Black19
Hispanic158
White24
Multiple Races3
Non Resident Alien7
Unknown10

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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:

Social and Community Service Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, social and community service managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.5% from 2014 to 2024

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, marriage and family therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 14.8% from 2014 to 2024

Counselors, All Other

Description

All counselors not listed separately.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, counselors, all other employment is expected to grow at a rate of 11.0% from 2014 to 2024

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, child, family, and school social workers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.2% from 2014 to 2024

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 1400 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (M,D)

Whittier College

Whittier, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (B)

Touro College Los Angeles

Los Alamitos, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Social Work (B)

California State University - Dominguez Hills

Carson, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 75 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (M)

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 100 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (M,D)

Argosy University - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (M)

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 100 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

Mount St. Mary's College

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (B)

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 260 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

California State University - Fullerton

Fullerton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 120 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (M)

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