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Goals of the LCU Social Work Program

  • To prepare students for beginning generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations of diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
  • To prepare students for effective service, based on the values of the social work profession and the mission of the university.
  • To prepare students for graduate social work education


to the LCU Social Work Program. We are committed to producing social workers that will help change people, empower individuals, relieve suffering, and affect social change.

What do social workers do?

Social workers work with individuals, families, groups and communities. You may find a social worker in a hospital helping someone get needed medical equipment, services for their home or even helping the person cope with their disease or disability.

You may find a social worker working as a community organizer by helping their community to combat homelessness and develop strategies and programs to meet the needs of the local community.

You may find a social worker helping someone to combat addiction and live with their mental health challenges.

You may find a social worker helping a young child that has suffered abuse and neglect find a foster family to care for them and help them to heal from their past.

You may find a social worker showing kindness and compassion to someone that made bad choices and now lives behind bars.

You may find a social worker helping a victim of sexual assault cope with the event and their feelings afterward.

You may find a social worker working in administration in an agency, evaluating programs and looking for ways to improve service delivery.

Where do social workers find jobs?

  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Children's Protective Services
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Mental Health Programs
  • Nursing Homes
  • Home Health
  • Children's Homes
  • Foster Care & Adoption
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Probation & Parole
  • Hospice