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If a person is a victim of domestic violence, he or she reaches out to a social worker. If children need to be placed in a new home, a social worker helps them find them a place to live. When people need help, a social worker is usually there. Social work is an exciting career where no day is the same, but every day is rewarding.

Social workers are a group of people dedicated to helping others and the environments they live in. We work with families, children, and individuals within their economic and social situations and help them identify the factors that have created the problems they face. Oftentimes our clients are facing domestic abuse, substance abuse, or problems at their jobs, schools, homes, and more.

If you think this is the career for you, Ball State will help get you started. Our classes will challenge you, the professors will groom you, and you will learn so much more about yourself in the process.

Our curriculum is designed to prepare you for the workforce or continue your studies. We are dedicated to preparing social workers who know how to solve problems, address ethical issues, and be effective communicators.

As the oldest and largest accredited undergraduate program in the state, we will provide you with hands-on experience through role play, the use of videotaping, service learning, and a practicum. We also offer the Child Welfare BSW Scholars Program for students interested in working with at-risk families. This opportunity offers a tuition-free senior year and a job after graduation.

This is just a small sample of what you will get from us. Learn more about the social work major.