Social Work

  •  Water Walk with Jessica Friedrichs
    Friedrichs—joined by Carlow students—participates in Amizade's Water Walk, helping to raise funds for clean water initiatives around the world. Friedrichs is on the far right, holding her son. 

    Why should you choose social work?

    Because it's a unique profession rich with meaning, action, and the power to make a difference. Social workers help people; they provide direct services and work to promote social and economic justice.

    Social work has its own body of knowledge, code of ethics, practice standards and a nationwide system of accredited education programs. As a professional social worker, you'll be equipped with the knowledge, skills and ethics necessary to serve individuals, families, organizations, and communities.

    There are a broad spectrum of career opportunities available to you with a social work degree. Carlow social work graduates are found in many places, including public agencies, private businesses, hospitals, schools, nursing homes, police departments, courts, and in private practice.