Eastern Michigan University

Why Social Work?

People who are drawn to Social Work want to make a difference in the world. A degree in this field gives you the skills and the resources to help people change their lives for the better and to advocate for social change.

Social workers:

  • Push for justice
  • Strive to create a society in which all citizens have a voice
  • Strengthen families and communities
  • Protect the vulnerable

Compassionate. Respectful. Resourceful. Determined.

At its core, Social Work requires a passion for helping people and a commitment to social justice. Our graduates help people and communities tackle problems rooted in poverty, racism, ageism, violence, or illness. Social workers serve people of every age and background as they script new futures for themselves.

The U.S. Department of Labor has identified Social Work as one of the fastest growing professions, making a bachelor degree in Social Work both a marketable degree and a foundation for advanced standing in a Social Work graduate program. A masters degree in Social Work opens up career possibilities as an advanced practitioner, a supervisor and a leader in the profession.

Program Brochures

Bachelor of Science in Social Work
Masters of Science in Social Work

The School of Social Work is part of the College of Health & Human Services, 303 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.0077