Social Work Degree at University of Georgia (UGA)

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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. UGA has offered the following academic levels for students:

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

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree44
Master's Degree132
Doctorate Degree9

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male23
Female162

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian2
Black31
Hispanic4
White132
Unknown5

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Social Work program at UGA, 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

  • Athens-Clarke County, GA
    • Total Employment: 140
    • Average Hourly Rate: $21.38
    • Average Annual Salary: $44,480

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 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,...)

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

Georgia Military College - Milledgeville Campus

Milledgeville, GA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Social Work (A)

Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M,D)

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (M)

Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley, GA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Social Work (B)

Dalton State College

Dalton, GA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 20 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (B)

Darton College

Albany, GA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 22 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (C,A)

Albany State University

Albany, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 29 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
  • 58 students completed this program

Programs

  • Social Work (B,M)

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