Social Work Major
The Phylis Lan Lin Program in Social Work was created and designed as an extension of the University’s mission of education for service. Our program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and prepares students for generalist practice or master’s degree programs in social work through courses and experiences that focus on diversity, values and ethics, populations at risk, and social and economic justice.
- Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
Learn more about our CSWE accreditation ►
- Many fieldwork opportunities allow you to gain experience and meet professionals in the field
- Comprehensive curriculum covers the many aspects of social work
- Personal attention, mentoring and coaching from dedicated faculty
- Small, personalized classes
- Passionate teachers and peers
Social Work majors are required to complete two comprehensive fieldwork practica during the junior and senior years (similar to internships). You’ll engage in practica that provide real-world, hands-on experiences that prepare you to begin your career in social work. Learn more about field experiences and internships ►
Students must apply to the social work program in order to take upper-level courses and complete their degree in social work. Students typically apply to the program during their sophomore year, but can apply at any time once they meet the requirements.
Social work students & grads have interned or worked for:
Potential careers in social work
Social work is an incredibly diverse field. The following is a sampling of careers and areas that you can pursue with a social work major, though there are many additional options available to social workers.
Social work might be for you if:
- You are passionate about helping people empower themselves
- You want to make a difference in someone’s life
- You have a calling to help those in need
These curriculum guides outline the classes you’ll need to take as a social work major. The general education curriculum guide lists your class options and requirements to fulfill UIndy’s general education requirements, while the social work curriculum guide lists the classes needed to major in social work. You’ll need to look at both guides to get a complete picture of what classes you’ll take at UIndy.