Social work is a human-service profession that promotes social change, development and empowerment of people and communities. Social Work majors learn to impact circles of influence in an effort to advance social justice.
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredits Taylor University, meaning your degree will prepare you for a social work licensure valid in all 50 states. With a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Taylor, you can move into a professional position upon graduation or complete a master’s in social work in one year.
We integrate discipleship into the classroom to prepare you for a social work career of advocating for the forgotten, ignored, and oppressed—the “least of these” as Jesus called them in Matthew 25. Taylor’s Social Work professors integrate Christian values with professional values to challenge worldviews, personal beliefs, and societal constructs.
Social workers are in demand all over the country! These numbers will give you an idea of the scope of this growing field.
More than 40% of all disaster mental health volunteers trained by the American Red Cross are professional social workers.
Social workers in elected offices include Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI), Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ), Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37), Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13), Rep. Susan Davis (CA-53), and Rep. Sylvia Garcia (TX-29).
The projected job growth for social workers is faster than average: up 10-14% over the next 10 years.
60% of mental health counseling and therapy are clinically trained social workers, compared to 23% psychologists, 10% psychiatrists and 5% psychiatric nurses.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.
The Foundational Core is the key to Taylor’s total education. These classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. Each student who completes the Foundational Core emerges as a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.
If you've answered yes to any of these questions, Social Work might be the path for you!
In the meantime, check out this TED Talk by USC professor Dr. Anna Scheyett describing the ways social workers serve their communities.