At Humboldt State, you'll take what you learn in the classroom and online and put it to work in the real world—applying your new skills in diverse settings, ranging from tribal social services to international programs. Our students form lasting partnerships with faculty and our professors are committed to mentoring. You can work side-by-side with them face to face and online on the kind of research that has produced our nationally-recognized educational videos on multiculturalism and teen dating violence.
Well-trained social workers are in high demand today. Schools, hospitals, advocacy groups, and a host of governmental and private agencies, all require insightful and committed professionals. Our program gives you the kind of hands-on experience you'll need to succeed in any field you choose.
Undergraduates develop an ability to analyze and critically evaluate research studies and apply the findings to everyday practice. Ethics and critical thinking are strongly emphasized for careers in schools, medical offices, child and adult protective services, mental health, legal work and international aid to refugees and immigrants. The BA Social Work Program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Our CSWE accredited Master's of Social Work (MSW) program emphasizes advanced generalist practice in rural and Native American communities. The program teaches students how to achieve a disciplined, compassionate presence to a caring and ethical practice.