Welcome to the Department of Social Work

Welcome to the Department of Social Work

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.

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.

Students who join the Department of Social Work are offered an educational experience that prepares them for entry and advanced level professional practice in public, private and tribal agencies, and community settings. Students are prepared to practice social work with diverse populations from a social justice perspective, with a special commitment to the indigenous populations in Northern California. The Department’s educational approach emphasizes critical reflection, ethical behavior, and the development of human potential and peaceful resolution of conflicts.