Graduates with a degree in social work are qualified to work in various fields of practice in Public and Private Human Service Agencies.
They work with individuals, families, small groups, neighborhoods and large communities.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, social work is one of the nation’s fastest growing careers, and the need for social work services is expected to increase 30 percent by 2010. Entry level salary ranges from $28,000 to $35,000
Cleveland State University Social Work graduates work in hundreds of human service agencies and organizations in the Greater Cleveland area, across the state, and the country.
Large numbers of our graduates with bachelor degrees in Social Work pursue their master’s degree. Many of these students continue towards a Doctoral degree in social work.
Students who are formally admitted to Cleveland State University may declare social work as their major at any time. Faculty members are available to provide advising for students in the areas of academic achievement and careers in social work.
Cleveland State University social work courses are always offered during the three semesters, both day time and evening.
Transfer students who are at the junior or senior levels must have completed courses from an accredited school of social work. Field experiences may not be transferred. No credit is given for work experience.
All degree seeking students are required to complete a specific number of General Education (GenEd) courses. Students are responsible for ensuring the appropriate selection of courses to satisfy GenEd requirements and are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor regarding the applicability of selected courses. A comprehensive description of Cleveland State University's General Education Requirements for undergraduate students is available online at http://www.csuohio.edu/academic/gened/.For more information, contact:
For official requirements for a degree in this major, see the Undergraduate Catalog.