Make a difference in your community.
Social work is a profession for those with a passion for social justice and a desire to improve people’s lives. Social workers work with children, families, schools, public agencies and others in their communities.
You will develop skills in areas like:
- Assessment and interviewing
- Intake and referral
- Case management
- Crisis intervention
- Community outreach
We are the only public university in the state that offers bachelor's and master's degrees in social work. Our program will prepare you to strategically advocate for social change and gives you real-world experience through fieldwork and classroom learning.
Our undergraduate and graduate degrees are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
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Dawn Johnson '12 is currently the director of Summit School District's 21st Century Community Learning Center Out of School Time and Summer Program.
VERMILLION, S.D. – Soonhee Roh, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of South Dakota, has been presented with a Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) Scholars Award by the Dakota Cancer Collaborative.