Social Work

Course Overview

Social workers help individuals, families, groups and communities solve problems and improve lives. As a social work student, you will learn to assess problems, provide support, interview, and locate and use resources preparing you for work in hundreds of different settings and with any age group.

  • Get into real-life scenarios your senior year when you complete an internship at a local human service agency under the guidance of professional social workers.
  • Earn advanced standing in graduate school and receive your master’s degree in about one year instead of two.
  • Be a social worker at a time when U.S. News and World Report says this field is among the top 20 in the nation.
  • Join a program that has a 95%-plus passing rate on the Texas State Social Work Licensing exam.

Course Examples by Year

Fr

Intro to Social Work

So

Mental and Behavioral Health Issues
Child Welfare
Social Work with Adolescents
Intimate Partner Violence
Social Work with Groups and Families

Jr

Human Behavior & the Social Environment I & II
Issues in Social Welfare Policy
Micro Social Work Practice
Macro Social Work Practice
Professional Communication in Social Work

Sr

Research Methods in Social Work
Field Education I & II
Social Work with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

If you are a transfer student or just declare social work a little later than some others, we also have a plan to help you complete all of your coursework in 2 years.

Where Graduates Go

Graduates may begin their careers as school social workers, case managers in social service agencies, administrators/managers, community organizers, or in social policy and research. About 50 percent of recent graduates enter graduate school immediately, and another 25 to 35 percent begin graduate study within five years. TCU offers a Masters in Social Work graduate program.