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Social Work

The University of Akron

B.A. On Campus
48 months
Duration
15500 USD/year
15500 USD/year
11635 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Social Work program of The University of Akron will teach students to help people live more successfully within their communities by helping them find solutions to their problems.

Overview

Social Work Fundamentals

The comprehensive curriculum of the Social Work program of The University of Akron emphasizes:

  • effective analytical and intervention skills 
  • administrative, organizational and human relation skills

Extensive field work is an integral part of the curriculum

Pursue a specialized area of study by choosing elective courses in such areas as: 
  • health
  • community development
  • child welfare
  • mental health
  • developmental and intellectual disabilities
  • family services
  • corrections

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning 

Hands-on Experience

More than 65 social service agencies throughout the region participate in the field work program, including:
  • Akron Child Guidance
  • Area Agency on Aging
  • Medina County Department of Human Services
  • Mercy Medical Center Hospice
  • Oriana House
  • Rockynol Continuing Care Retirement Community

Real-World Experience

Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in social work paves the way to careers in a variety of settings, such as: 

  • social service agencies
  • hospitals
  • nursing homes
  • home health agencies
  • state, county and municipal government agencies, primarily in the departments of:
  • health and human services
  • mental health
  • developmental disabilities
  • social services
  • child welfare
  • housing
  • education
  • corrections

Career Outlook

Opportunities for social workers will continue to increase at a rapid rate, especially in rural areas, as the demand for social services becomes greater.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work Practice
  • Social Work Ethics
  • Human Behavior & Social Environment
  • Social Work Research
  • Social Policy Analysis for Social Workers
  • Social Work in Mental Health

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
71
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
48
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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