Professional Programs

Social Work

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Social Work Faculty endorse the following statement put forth by the Council on Social Work Education's Diversity Center Director, Dr. Yolanda C. Padilla, and accept the charge to do more and better at creating an equitable society.

The Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice stands in solidarity in the call for justice and freedom from oppression by communities across the country in the wake of the more recent anti-Black racist killings involving Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and far too many other African Americans. The events in recent weeks represent a long and painful history of systemic racism in the United States. The cumulative effects of incarceration, segregation, unemployment, and lack of access to quality education, housing, health care, and other basic human rights—although hidden from view for many—are palpable here.

As social work educators, let's recommit to addressing the realities of systemic oppression and creating a community of learners. Let's provide students with endless opportunities for critical thinking, keeping in mind that empathy can neither be forced nor achieved through debates—students need to discover it for themselves. Let's give the communities with whom we work the dignity of drawing on their lived experiences so that our practice resonates with lives. If we do this, we will always be on the right track.

As a Program, we will be working with our students and collaborative partners to educate ourselves, provide resources, and develop initiatives to further these efforts.

Social Work, Make a Difference

Do you want to get involved and make things better for individuals, children, families, your community and society in general? Social work is a profession that helps individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities come together to address social concerns and to create a better quality of life for community members. If you are challenged by social injustice and moved by the courage of the human spirit, join us.

What Can I Do With a Social Work Degree?

The Social Work major offers significant opportunities for students seeking careers in the human service field. The program prepares students for entry-level professional practice and provides education preparation for a wide range of human services positions.

Accredited Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs

UW-Green Bay's Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation. This means that both programs meet or exceed criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process.


2020 Virtual Celebration

Please enjoy the 2020 Virtual Celebration and Pinning Ceremony featuring our the MSW and BSW 2020 Graduating Classes.

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Get Involved
The Social Work Club is open to any students interested in promoting social justice and working toward social change within the university and surrounding community.

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Endless Career Options
There is a wide variety of career fields possible with a Social Work degree, including child, family, school, medical, community, miliary, mental health, and clinical social work.

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Internship Opportunities
Students in the Social Work program complete internships, or "placements," in community agencies in both their junior and senior years, gaining invaluable hands-on experience.

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Scholarships Available
Students in the social work program may be eligible for a number of stipends and/or scholarships. These can greatly reduce the cost of school, making it affordable and achievable.

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Become a Phoenix

UW-Green Bay has excellent teachers, internships, research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs. Learn More

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Social Work at UW-Green Bay

Meet our Social Work faculty members.

Mexico Travel Course

Learn and understand Mexican culture through UW-Green Bay's travel course to Cuernavaca, Mexico. Students live with local families, immersing themselves in Mexican culture, history, politics and social service systems.

Read more about the Mexico Travel Course.

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Professional Licensure

A number of programs at UW-Green Bay require licensure and/or certifications in order to practice in the field. We’re proud to provide students with the education background and foundations required to pursue these dynamic and essential careers. Using the Professional Licensure Table, you can review professional licensure and certification requirements, for both Wisconsin and all other states. If you have questions about licensure, academic programs or career paths, please contact us at 920-465-2111.