Social work is a profession that prepares individuals to assess, counsel, and aid individuals, families, and communities with different personal obstacles. Some of the matters that social workers can help with are finances, employment, housing, and child care. Academic courses for the degree include instruction in social welfare policy, case work planning, social counseling and intervention strategies, administrative procedures and regulations, oppression, child welfare and family services, employment services, and disability counseling. There's in-class coursework and supervised field experience within the social work degree program. Aside from the degree, social workers also need to fulfill licensing, certification, and/or registration requirements as determined by each state. A career as a social worker will earn jobs in all sectors of health and welfare services including public agencies, private businesses, hospitals, clinics, schools, nursing homes, private practices, police departments, and courts. The Council on Social Work Education is the main accrediting body for baccalaureate and master's social work programs.Social workers counsel individuals to help them overcome struggles and better adjust to life. They also refer the individual or family to community resources that provide services ranging from legal aid to job placement. There are many specialties in the social work profession including disaster relief, adoption and foster care, and domestic violence. Some job titles to consider are caseworker, mental health assistant, group home worker, and residential counselor.
Loyola University Chicago offers 4 Social Work degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 330 Social Work students graduated with students earning 277 Master's degrees, 50 Bachelor's degrees, 2 Certificates, and 1 Doctoral degree.
University of Illinois at Chicago offers 3 Social Work degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 264 Social Work students graduated with students earning 252 Master's degrees, 9 Certificates, and 3 Doctoral degrees.
University of St Francis offers 3 Social Work degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 57 Social Work students graduated with students earning 35 Master's degrees, 20 Bachelor's degrees, and 2 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Aurora University Aurora, IL||45 : 1||6,246|
|Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL||20 : 1||17,159|
|University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL||19 : 1||32,324|
|University of Chicago Chicago, IL||12 : 1||17,452|
|Governors State University University Park, IL||21 : 1||4,789|
|Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL||25 : 1||7,423|
|University of St Francis Joliet, IL||38 : 1||3,776|
|College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL||87 : 1||23,903|
|Dominican University River Forest, IL||20 : 1||3,029|
|City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago, IL||71 : 1||7,276|
|Carthage College Kenosha, WI||16 : 1||2,742|
|Chicago State University Chicago, IL||16 : 1||3,039|
|Lewis University Romeoville, IL||28 : 1||6,359|
|City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago, IL||100 : 1||8,762|
|Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL||53 : 1||8,083|
|College of Lake County Grayslake, IL||68 : 1||13,743|
|Saint Augustine College Chicago, IL||64 : 1||959|
|Elgin Community College Elgin, IL||77 : 1||9,931|
|DePaul University Chicago, IL||25 : 1||22,064|
|Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN||12 : 1||3,502|