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About the Social Work Degree Program

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With a Social Work degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney you will be prepared to join one of the fastest growing and most meaningful professions of the 21st century. The Social Work profession is considered a calling and a personal mission that compels ordinary individuals to make extraordinary efforts to make a difference in the lives of people from all walks of life.

After completing the Social Work program requirements at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, you will be equipped with knowledge, skills, ethics and values to counsel and aid people as they struggle to better their lives. Social workers are highly desired for their people-skills in business, government and numerous other leadership positions.

Licensure/Certification Disclosure

Social Work Program at a Glance

120

Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Graduate Program

Degree Received

Social Work Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science

$209

Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Jenna Dubas

"I'm currently working at Seattle's Union Gospel Mission. I am the coordinator for an outreach we do called The Bridge. I am also the Receptionist Support Assistant for the Volunteer Engagement Team. Since graduating with my social work degree, I have used the skills I've gained to work in areas of case management and program development for the homeless community in Seattle. I am in graduate school at Northwest University pursuing a Master's of Arts in International Community Development too. My social work degree was very foundational for all of this and equipped me well."

 

Jenna Dubas

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, Wash.

What can you do with a Social Work Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Social Work graduates work for.

Careers

  • Adoption
  • Aging services and gerontology
  • Child welfare
  • Domestic violence programs and shelters
  • Family Services
  • Medical social work
  • Mental health/clinical social work
  • Private practice
  • Residential treatment facilities
  • Substance abuse