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CSU, Chico

Social Work

The practice of social work actively seeks out and develops people's resiliency by reaching for strengths in individuals, families, organizations, communities, and society as a whole. Social work rests on the firm belief that all people are of equal value and that every person possesses the capacity to face challenges and to grow and change. People experience challenges of an historical, institutional, physiological, socioeconomic, interpersonal, or intrapersonal nature.

The social work profession has always been in the forefront of promoting positive social change in the broader societal context, empowering our most vulnerable citizens. At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, there is a rich mix of students from various backgrounds, lifestyles and traditions which results in a diverse context for gaining the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for social work practice and working for social change.

Program Degrees and Certificates

The Social Work Department at Chico State offers the following certificates and degrees:

  • The Bachelor of Arts in Social Science
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Social Science (Online)
  • The Minor in California Studies
  • The Minor in Career and Life Planning
  • The Minor in Family Relations
  • The Minor in Gerontology
  • The Certificate in Gerontology
  • The Master of Arts in Social Science
Social Work Department

Location & Contact Info
Butte Hall, Room 511

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