Social Work

Be an Advocate for Social Justice

Union Institute & University’s major in Social Work prepares you for generalist practice with individuals, groups, communities, and organizations. Proudly accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), our degree program applies a real-world approach and on-the-job training experience through a combination of online & fieldwork. You will form close mentoring relationships with our experienced social work faculty and practitioners and gain an in-depth understanding of the clinical processes, generalist methods, and interventions used in public and private sector, community-based organizations.

Social Work

Be an Advocate for Social Justice

Union Institute & University’s major in Social Work prepares you for generalist practice with individuals, groups, communities, and organizations. Proudly accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), our degree program applies a real-world approach and on-the-job training experience through a combination of online & fieldwork. You will form close mentoring relationships with our experienced social work faculty and practitioners and gain an in-depth understanding of the clinical processes, generalist methods, and interventions used in public and private sector, community-based organizations.

Benefits & Careers of our Social Work Graduates

Union’s Social Work program helps you build connections with licensed, experienced social work faculty and field practitioners. We allow our students to attain training experience through completion of social work field practicum near your home so you can apply leadership skills for professional generalist social work practice and advocacy. We also provide professional advising from licensed social work program faculty who guide, mentor, coach, and counsel students from the beginning of their online degree program through graduation.

  • Social services
  • Child welfare
  • Health Professionals
  • Youth and education
  • Medical Workers
  • Mental health
  • Addiction Specialists
  • Long-term care
  • Corrections Workers
  • Juvenile justice

 Focused on

 Social Justice & Change

Union empowers our social work students to apply professional knowledge, skills, ethics, and values for generalist social work practice with an emphasis on social justice and social change. A social work education emphasizes core competencies related to human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, multicultural social work, human diversity, social and economic justice, social work ethical standards, strengths-based practice, and research.

Benefits & Careers of our Social Work Graduates

Union’s Social Work program helps you build connections with licensed, experienced social work faculty and field practitioners. We allow our students to attain training experience through completion of social work field practicum near your home so you can apply leadership skills for professional generalist social work practice and advocacy. We also provide professional advising from licensed social work program faculty who guide, mentor, coach, and counsel students from the beginning of their online degree program through graduation.

  • Social services
  • Child welfare
  • Health Professionals
  • Youth and education
  • Medical Workers
  • Mental health
  • Addiction Specialists
  • Long-term care
  • Corrections Workers
  • Juvenile justice
Skills & Benefits
  • Express and interpret ideas clearly using a variety of written, oral, and/or visual forms.
  • Use different modes of disciplinary and interdisciplinary inquiry to explore ideas and issues from multiple perspectives.
  • Express ethical and social implications in social, professional, artistic, and/or scholarly practice.
  • Articulate a perspective on power in the world and in the global community.

Skills & Benefits Union Students Gain

  • Express and interpret ideas clearly using a variety of written, oral, and/or visual forms.
  • Use different modes of disciplinary and interdisciplinary inquiry to explore ideas and issues from multiple perspectives.
  • Express ethical and social implications in social, professional, artistic, and/or scholarly practice.
  • Articulate a perspective on power in the world and in the global community.

General Education Coursework

Union students come from all backgrounds. Explore general education courses that fit YOUR needs below!

Social Work Structure & Courses

•  120 Credit Hours Program (minimum)
•  Full-time & part-time options
• Classes start every 8 weeks!
• Up to 90 semester hours in transfer credits

All
General Education
Major & Core Courses
Electives
Graduation Capstone

GBIO 225

GBIO 225

GPSY 120

GPSY 120

GSOC 101

GSOC 101

GSTA 221

GSTA 221

SOW 101

SOW 101

SOW 322

SOW 322

SOW 323

SOW 323

SOW 324

SOW 324

SOW 327

SOW 327

SOW 329

SOW 329

SOW 345

SOW 345

SOW 370

SOW 370

SOW 425

SOW 425

SOW 450

SOW 450

SOW 470

SOW 470

SOW 487

SOW 487

SOW 488

SOW 488

SOW 489

SOW 489

SOW 490

SOW 490

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