The social work major is the most recognized undergraduate degree that prepares you for immediate entry into professional human-service positions. Earning the degree also makes you eligible to sit for the state licensing exam.

The major combines liberal arts and professional social work course work to help you develop the knowledge, values, and skills you will need as a professional social worker.

You can declare a major in social work at any time during your studies. To complete the bachelor’s degree, however, you must be formally admitted to the major after completing most or all of the required 100- and 200-level courses.