Individuals who want to make a difference and provide resources for people to improve their lives should sign up here. Social Work is a rewarding occupation that brings stability and peace to people’s lives through counseling, research and field work. By joining UND’s social work program, you will commit to a lifetime of service to your community and find a rewarding career path.
By learning and adhering to the ideals of the social work discipline, you’ll become a professional who is capable of working with a variety of people all across the nation. Some subjects you'll cover are:
- Human Behavior in the Social Environment
- Social Work Research & Data Analysis
- Generalist Social Work Practice with Individuals & Families
- Social Policy
- Field Placement & Seminar
As a social worker, you’ll need to be prepared for any situation. Extracurricular activities and experiential learning opportunities are valuable to teach you how to prepare before you leave campus. Join the Student Social Work Association and Phi Alpha society on campus to network with other social work students and build your résumé.
UND social work students also have a unique internship opportunity for students. By being placed under the supervision of a licensed field instructor, you will gain professional experience in an approved social work agency.
Social work is a profession valued, in part, for its broad range and variety of career opportunities. You might find a career in one of these areas:
- Child welfare
- Mental health and substance abuse
- Health and public health
- Adoption services
- Private Practice
- Disability services
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