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Make a Difference

Do you want to get involved and make things better for individuals, children, families, your community and society in general? Social work is a profession that helps individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities come together to address social concerns and to create a better quality of life for community members. If you are challenged by social injustice and moved by the courage of the human spirit, join us.

What Can I Do With a Social Work Degree?

The Social Work major offers significant opportunities for students seeking careers in the human service field. The program prepares students for entry-level professional practice and provides education preparation for a wide range of human services positions.

A Drive to Help Others

Hannah Skibba is a social work major with a child welfare emphasis at UW-Green Bay. Her work in Child Protective Services has allowed her to help those who can't help themselves. When a potential danger to a child is discovered, social workers step in to offer assistance, to protect and to serve. They are advocates, counselors and parents when parents can't be or don't have the power and resources to provide for their children.

Accredited Bachelor's & Master's Degree Programs

UW-Green Bay's Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation. This means that both programs meet or exceed criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process.

Get Involved
The Social Work Club is open to any students interested in promoting social justice and working toward social change within the university and surrounding community.

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Endless Career Options
There is a wide variety of career fields possible with a Social Work degree, including child, family, school, medical, community, miliary, mental health, and clinical social work.

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Internship Opportunities
Students in the Social Work program complete internships, or "placements," in community agencies in both their junior and senior years, gaining invaluable hands-on experience.

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Scholarships Available
Students in the social work program may be eligible for a number of stipends and/or scholarships. These can greatly reduce the cost of school, making it affordable and achievable.

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Become a Phoenix

UW-Green Bay has excellent teachers, internships, research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs. Learn More

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Social Work at UW-Green Bay

Meet our Social Work faculty members.

Mexico Travel Course

Learn and understand Mexican culture through UW-Green Bay's travel course to Cuernavaca, Mexico. Students live with local families, immersing themselves in Mexican culture, history, politics and social service systems.

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Professional Licensure

A number of programs at UW-Green Bay require licensure and/or certifications in order to practice in the field. We’re proud to provide students with the education background and foundations required to pursue these dynamic and essential careers. Using the Professional Licensure Table, you can review professional licensure and certification requirements, for both Wisconsin and all other states. If you have questions about licensure, academic programs or career paths, please contact us at 920-465-2111.