Lenoir Community College’s Associate of Arts degree concentrating in Social Work may be used to pursue careers in many types of public and private organizations providing aid, education, shelter, food and health care. A social work degree is both a profession and an academic discipline. Students will participate in a specialized curriculum comprised of courses in liberal arts as well as the student’s choice of electives in the concentration of social work.
The required education to become a social worker varies within each branch of assistance. Some students may wish to enter into fields that only require an associate degree, and others may require higher degrees to satisfy specific needs.
Social work promotes the research and methods for assistance with human development, social policy, public administration, psychotherapy and community development. Social workers, as professionals, are organized and placed into environments that may be the most beneficial. Social work, as an interdisciplinary academic field, draws theories from economics, education, sociology, medicine, philosophy, politics, anthropology, and psychology. Using research and science to alleviate stresses caused from economic struggling is becoming a growing interest in modern times and is creating a need for well-educated individuals in the field.
Modern social workers help governments and institutions handle the consequences of social issues in almost all professions and use the learned skills from a degree program to provide individuals with the best human services available. Professional social workers offer services in areas of case management, counseling and psychotherapy, human services management, social welfare policy analysis, policy and practice development, community organizing, international, social and community development, advocacy, teaching, and social and political research.
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