Social workers seek to improve the functioning and life satisfaction of people throughout the life span, primarily through individual and social advocacy. They work with individuals and groups, but also focus on improving communities and the larger environments in which people perform their jobs and function. Social Work majors find their educations meaningful and rewarding, and enjoy the satisfaction of making the world a better place for us all.

The Loras Social Work program is certified by both academic and social work accrediting agencies.
 
When Social Work majors complete their undergraduate education, they can be employed as a school counselor, a probation officer, child abuse investigator, domestic violence advocate, hospital worker, elder in-home worker and others.  Social Work majors will tell you they find their education meaningful and rewarding because they are able to make the world a better place for us all.

Many graduates also go on to master’s programs in Social Work and related fields.
Career Opportunities

After receiving your degree from Loras, your career could take off into one of these fields:
  • School Counselor
  • Probation Officer
  • Child Abuse Investigator
  • Domestic Violence Advocate
  • Hospital Social Worker
  • Elder In-Home Worker
  • Drug Prevention Specialist
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Refugee Resettlement Worker
  • Community Organizer
  • Graduate school for clinical mental health services, school social work, administration

Learn More

Loras College Social Work Club
Social Work Student Experience
Social Work Career Opportunities
The Jane Addams Award: Loras College established in 1998
Why a Social Work Degree?
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