Social Work

Employment Setting & Opportunities

A degree in Social Work will equip students for careers in the countless setting including:  
  • Adoption
  • Aging Services and Gerontology
  • Case Management
  • Child Welfare
  • Community Organization
  • Corrections
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Domestic Violence Programs and Shelters
  • Family Services
  • Group Work
  • Homeless shelters
  • International Social Work
  • Management and Administrative
  • Medical Social Work (hospitals & clinics)
  • Mental Health and Clinical Social Work (counseling& therapy)
  • Military Social Work
  • Occupational Social Work
  • Policy Advocacy, Analysis, and Politics
  • Private Practice
  • Research
  • Residential treatment facilities
  • Substance Abuse
  • School Social Work
  • Social Work Education

Graduates of The UNK Social Work Program are eligible for certification as a social worker (CSW) with the Nebraska Department of Health.