About Social Work
As one of the helping professions, Social Work strives to serve populations which are vulnerable, in need of basic services and resources, or attempting to make a change in lives. Positions in human services settings address a wide range of issues, such as child welfare, chemical dependency, physical and mental health, aging, and corrections. Social workers are also concerned with the community or setting in which people spend their daily lives. As well as helping on a personal level, a career in social work can include working for social change, to benefit the larger community.
The Department of Social Work, UW Oshkosh, offers programs for both Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and the Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees. The BSW has been fully accredited since 1975. The Collaborative MSW received accreditation in June, 2006 by the Council on Social Work Education.