Social Work Degree at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC)

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Social Work Degree

The social work program at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 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 Tennessee 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. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offers a bachelor's degree program in social work.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male5
Female29

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black5
Hispanic1
White23
Multiple Races4

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 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 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

Salary & Wages

  • Chattanooga, TN-GA
    • Total Employment: 160
    • Average Hourly Rate: $28.17
    • Average Annual Salary: $58590

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

Salary & Wages

  • Chattanooga, TN-GA
    • Total Employment: 40
    • Average Hourly Rate: $16.88
    • Average Annual Salary: $35100

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

Salary & Wages

  • Chattanooga, TN-GA
    • Total Employment: 540
    • Average Hourly Rate: $19.31
    • Average Annual Salary: $40160

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 Tennessee

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,...)

Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, TN
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

The University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M,D)

Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, TN
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B)

Argosy University - Nashville

Nashville, TN
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (M)

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B)

Belmont University

Nashville, TN
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B)

Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, TN
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B)

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
79.22%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
95%

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