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Major in Social Work
Article by Rachelle Wiggins
As Christians, we have been given the Scriptural command “to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Much of the Old Testament law reflects God’s heart to uphold family and defend orphans, widows, political aliens, prisoners and the poor. The New Testament contains examples like the Good Samaritan (Luke 10) who demonstrates actions of love towards the socially ostracized. Social work, according to Merriam Webster, entails the investigation, treatment, and material aid of the economically, physically, mentally, or socially disadvantaged. Its aim is to enhance social functioning and overall wellbeing for individuals, families, communities and society at large. The intersection between Christian responsibility and social work is clear!
So what skills are needed in order to seek a career in this important profession? Beyond the desire to compassionately serve the needs of the vulnerable, it is imperative a social worker possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. In addition, it is necessary to evaluate data objectively and make wise assessments pertaining to real-life situations. A skilled social worker must develop flexibility and creative problem solving. It is beneficial to be a strong multi-tasker as social workers must often juggle many individual clients or to oversee multiple programs.
If this describes you, then the next step may be a degree in social work! Some of the classes in this psychology-related major may include: Social Policy, Human Behavior, Research Methods, Statistics or Substance Abuse. It is not uncommon for colleges to incorporate fieldwork or a practicum before graduation so as to provide more hands-on learning.
Social work is a broad degree with many different career outcomes. Some future possibilities include:
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