• Is a proud profession with a long history of helping individuals, families, groups and communities through direct and indirect interventions.

• The major is anchored in a liberal arts foundation, social work knowledge, values and skills.

• Is an exciting career choice with many options and rewards.

• Is a growth field.; employment of social workers expected to increase by 22 percent during the 2006-16 decade, which is much faster than the average for all occupations (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/).

• Salaries are competitive.

• Fields of practice include but not limited to: gerontology, child welfare, substance abuse, health, mental health, corrections, school social work, disabilities and homelessness.