Ready to make the world a better place? Get the foundational education required to effectively help and empower vulnerable populations, promote social justice and be an overall positive force in your community.
A bachelor's degree in social work provides the values, skills, knowledge and competencies you'll need for multiple career paths in a helping profession. Our field experiences bring learning to life, so you'll be ready to work in social services, health care and nonprofits or continue to graduate school and a licensed role.
Work in a field practicum to gain direct experience in an area that will assist you in your future employment.
Prepare for a satisfying career serving individuals, families and communities through your advocacy.
Reach your master's licensure faster with the opportunity to enroll in a one-year program for licensure upon completion.
Enjoy a close student-faculty relationship and all the opportunities that come with smaller class sizes.
What You’ll Study
Fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education since 2012, our courses prepare graduates to promote social and economic justice and social well-being. You'll apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment to engage with clients using empathy, reflection and your interpersonal skills to address challenges.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Resolving disagreements or disputes between individuals or groups in a fair and constructive manner
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and demonstrating compassion and support
Handling sensitive or delicate situations with tact, sensitivity and professionalism
Understanding what others are saying to facilitate effective communication
Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker
- Patient Advocate
- Client Advocate
- Child Advocate
Job Titles of Alumni
- Case/Care Manager
- Social Services Specialist
- Violence Prevention Support Specialist
- Social Worker
- Family Support Specialist
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $35,988
- Social Services
- Health Care
- Public Policy
Employers of Alumni
- University of South Carolina
- SC Department of Social Services
- National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP)
- BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
- SC Department of Health & Environmental Control
- South Carolina Youth Advocate Program