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Social Work Program

Helping people lead better, more fulfilling lives.

Do you constantly consider the needs and interests of other people? Do you have a heart for helping people in a tough spot? If you are passionate, empathic, and thrive in support of other people, a degree in social work could lead to a rewarding career.

UT Permian Basin’s Social Work program helps students develop the skills necessary to work in all social work fields. Our faculty train social workers who seek social and economic justice and contribute to the development of a social culture that respects the dignity and worth of all members of society.

It is our mission to help students develop and strengthen their sense of social responsibility, appreciation for diversity, understanding of the realities of discrimination and oppression, and knowledge of core social work values, ethics, and skills.

What can I do with a Social Work degree?

Social workers provide realistic, compassionate, and ethical leadership as they help people and communities cope with various social challenges. Upon graduation, baccalaureate social workers are ready to function in professional human service positions and can immediately begin helping people lead better and more satisfying lives. The UTPB Social Work degree program prepares majors to help clients and patients to deal with problems in everyday life, from poverty to unemployment.

Graduates with a social work degree can also enter other careers including healthcare, family service agencies, criminal justice agencies, nursing homes, and child welfare agencies.

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