Social Work Degree at University of Georgia

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Social Work Degree

The social work program at University of Georgia 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 Georgia 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. University of Georgia has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree50
Master's Degree149
Doctorate Degree1

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male26
Female174

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Asian7
Black33
Hispanic10
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
White132
Multiple Races9
Non Resident Alien2
Unknown5

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

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

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

  • Athens-Clarke County, GA
    • Total Employment: 40
    • Average Hourly Rate: $23.75
    • Average Annual Salary: $49390

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

Salary & Wages

  • Athens-Clarke County, GA
    • Total Employment: 110
    • Average Hourly Rate: $17.26
    • Average Annual Salary: $35910

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 Georgia

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,...)

Argosy University - Atlanta

Atlanta, GA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 24 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (M)

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)
  • Youth Services and Administration (B,M)

Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M,D)

Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley, GA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B)

Dalton State College

Dalton, GA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 29 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (B)

Darton College

Albany, GA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Social Work (C,A)

Albany State University

Albany, GA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

Andrew College

Cuthbert, GA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Social Work (A)

Savannah State University

Savannah, GA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (M)

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