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Social Work Degree at Jacksonville State University (JSU)

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Social Work Degree

The social work program at Jacksonville State University 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 Alabama 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. Jacksonville State University offers a bachelor's degree program in social work.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male3
Female38

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Asian1
Black14
White24

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Social Work program at Jacksonville State University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

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

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
    • Anniston-Oxford, AL
      • Total Employment: 100
      • Average Hourly Rate: $16.95
      • Average Annual Salary: $35,260

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 Alabama

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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Talladega College

Talladega, AL
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL
Type: 4-Year Public College

30 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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University of Montevallo

Montevallo, AL
Type: 4-Year Public College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus

Birmingham, AL
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (A)
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Miles College

Fairfield, AL
Type: 4-Year Private College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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Alabama A&M University

Normal, AL
Type: 4-Year Public College

76 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B,M)
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Oakwood University

Huntsville, AL
Type: 4-Year Private College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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Auburn University

Auburn University, AL
Type: 4-Year Public College

28 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL
Type: 4-Year Private College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL
Type: 4-Year Public College

47 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)