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 (2013)

 Graduates
Male2
Female8

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Black5
White5

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:

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

  • Chattanooga, TN-GA
    • Total Employment: 360
    • Average Hourly Rate: $17.68
    • Average Annual Salary: $36,780

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 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
  • 58 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 110 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
  • 230 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
  • 7 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (B)

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B)

Belmont University

Nashville, TN
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B)

Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 28 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
  • 10 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
  • 59 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

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