School of Health Sciences Social Work

Make a Difference


Social workers engage with children, families, schools, public and mental health systems and other agencies. Some social workers conduct research or are involved in planning or policy development.  Social work is a profession for those with a passion for social justice and a desire to make a difference in improving people's lives.

 We offer the following academic programs:

 Our curriculum prepares you with the knowledge, values, ethics and skills to become versatile, professional social workers. Starting with a liberal arts and diversity awareness foundation, you will learn how to apply research to practice and advocate for social and economic justice.

If you're looking for a career with meaning, satisfaction, an abundance of possibilities, and with excellent job prospects, we encourage you to consider The University of South Dakota for a degree in Social Work.

Dr. Jay Memmott, Chairperson