Benefits of Social Work


Social work theories, approaches, values, skills and strategies are transferable to just about every area of life. In both Social Work 110 and 120, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of human behavior in the context of environmental influences
  • Understand the change process for individuals, groups, and organizations
  • Learn expert skills in assessment, problem solving, conflict resolution, and critical thinking
  • Build skills in communication that enhance relationships at home, at work and in the community
  • Develop teamwork skills through regular small group exercises
  • Increase empathy and compassion

Current employers cite teamwork, and conflict resolution and problem solving skills as the most important assets that they look for in an employee. Social work will enhance your skills regardless of your career choice.