Turn your passion for helping others into a rewarding career where you can empower, advocate and create positive change. With a bachelor’s degree in social work from Troy University, you’ll have the knowledge, experience and skills you need for diverse social work careers helping others thrive. Whether you want to work with individuals, families, communities or systems, TROY helps you develop the skills you need to help protect vulnerable populations and improve social circumstances.
In TROY’s Bachelor of Social Work program, you’ll visit numerous agencies that serve
a variety of populations, giving you exposure to social work in practice. Class assignments
and projects prepare you for real-world experiences and a hands-on, 400-hour practicum
designed to help you step off the graduation stage and into a purpose-filled career.
You’ll also attend political events to see how a social worker can assist in the legislative process, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet and interview several professional social workers. These experiences will help you narrow your professional focus and see how social work skills are applied in real-world settings.
Whether working with domestic abuse survivors, helping children in neglectful and abusive situations or supporting older adults in nursing home facilities, you’ll engage directly with the communities you most want to serve.
After earning your bachelor’s degree in social work from TROY, you can work in countless settings, from human services agencies to colleges and universities. Other possibilities include hospitals, community centers, government, schools, nonprofits, community organizations, religious organizations, research institutes, advocacy organizations, residential facilities, adoption and foster care agencies, nursing homes and corporations.
Across the country, millions of people are currently dealing with profound challenges in their everyday lives: poverty, disease, homelessness, food insecurity, addiction and more. While many rely on family, friends and other community members during difficult times, not everyone has adequate support for navigating the challenges they face. In many of these situations, social workers step in to bridge the gap.Read More