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Social Work Degree at University of Kansas

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Social Work Degree

The social work program at University of Kansas 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 Kansas 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 Kansas has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree96
    Master's Degree138
    Doctorate Degree3

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male29
    Female208

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    American Indian2
    Asian2
    Black17
    Hispanic12
    White193
    Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Social Work program at University of Kansas, 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
    • Lawrence, KS
      • Total Employment: 70
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.95
      • Average Annual Salary: $41,500

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 Kansas

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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Haskell Indian Nations University

Lawrence, KS
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (A)
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Washburn University

Topeka, KS
Type: 4-Year Public College

70 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B,M)
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Allen Community College

Iola, KS
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (A)
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Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS
Type: 4-Year Public College

28 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS
Type: 4-Year Public College

20 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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Tabor College

Hillsboro, KS
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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Bethel College - North Newton

North Newton, KS
Type: 4-Year Private College

7 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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Bethany College

Lindsborg, KS
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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Wichita State University

Wichita, KS
Type: 4-Year Public College

130 students completed this program

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

Wichita, KS
Type: 4-Year Private College

72 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (M)