Social work. Better than average.
The Occupational Handbook projects a 19% job growth for social workers from 2012-2022. That's faster than average for all occupations.
At CSU, the social work program meets the highest professional standards for undergraduate social work education. Fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, students learn to use professional knowledge, values and skills to implement planned change strategies designed to address the needs and problems of diverse populations in the society.
Graduates are prepared for advance study, or employment at the BSW level in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, schools, child welfare and human service agencies, hospitals, and private practices.
NOTE: SOWK 210, SOWK 260, SOWK 379, and SOWK 388 must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher before enrolling in SOWK 480. Students should plan to graduate within three semesters of entering SOWK 480. SOWK 480 is only offered in the fall semester and SOWK 482 is only offered in the spring semester. SOWK 480 and SOWK 481 must be taken concurrently, as must SOWK 482 and SOWK 483.
The following requirements have been established for completion of the Social Work major:
An approved secondary sequence of courses constituting a minor or an approved elective cluster of 18 to 21 credits AND