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    If you enjoy helping other solve problems in their lives, and truly want to make a difference in others’ lives, you may want to consider a social work major. Classes include human behavior studies, social and economic justice, social work practice, social work research, value and ethic. You may also conduct scientific research and get hands-on experience in social service agencies locally and possibly study abroad.

    Social work majors also specialize in specific areas like geriatrics, adoptions, child abuse, spousal abuse, and substance abuse. Students with social work degrees find work in a variety of settings, from mental health clinics and hospitals to schools and private practices.

    Many graduates pursue a master’s degree in clinical social work, enabling them to diagnose and treat mental, behavioral and emotional issues. Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela are considered pioneers of social work for their roles in social activism.

    • University of California-Berkeley

      University of California-Berkeley Save

      200 California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
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      The University of California was once the envy of all interested in low-cost, high-quality public higher education. The reputation of Berkeley may have reached its zenith before the Vietnam-era campus protests that associated "Berzerkley" with nearby "People's Park," and the ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Land Grant
    • New York University

      New York University Save

      70 Washington Sq South, New York, NY 10012
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      With Washington Square Park at the foot of Fifth Avenue for its Quad, NYU is of the city, rather than simply in it. As the various schools of business, education, performing arts and other disciplines were apparently not enough, NYU ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • California State University-Long Beach

      California State University-Long Beach Save

      1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840
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      Thanks to the exceptional President's Scholars Program (which awards scholarships of $25,000 and up), there are more state high school valedictorians at beachfront Long Beach State than any other California school. There are also great women's volleyball and softball teams, ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • The University of Texas at Austin

      The University of Texas at Austin Save

      2400 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78712
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      A Democratic stronghold in the reddest of Red States, UT-Austin combines proud traditions of academic and athletic—especially football—excellence. The Plan II Honors Program is one of the nation's oldest public university offerings for scholars, and "Hook ‘Em, Horns"—for the Texas ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Washington-Seattle Campus

      University of Washington-Seattle Campus Save

      1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA 98195
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      "The University of Washington - "the premier research institution north of Berkeley and west of Minnesota" - boasts thirteen colleges that offer programs for undergraduates and a picturesque and very happening Seattle location. There are a slew of "outdoorsy types" ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Boston University

      Boston University Save

      One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215
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      Spread out along Commonwealth Avenue with the "T" tracks running right down the middle, BU is a great place for students who want the city more than a traditional campus. While there is a bit of grass on the back ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Fordham University

      Fordham University Save

      441 E Fordham Rd, Bronx, NY 10458
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      Whether on green and expansive Rose Hill in the Bronx or high-rise Lincoln Center in Manhattan, Fordham students attend The Jesuit University of New York. Those not from the area who fear what they only partially know of the former ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Organization logo Chapman University

      Chapman University Save

      One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866
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      "Chapman University in Orange, CA is what its president likes to call a "big/small" school. It's "big" because the school offers a wealth of majors and degree programs including a School of Film and Television, and "small" because there are ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Stony Brook University

      Stony Brook University Save

      310 Administration Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794
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      "The State University of New York at Stony Brook is best known as a national-caliber graduate research center with a particular strength in the sciences and a "strong engineering program." Students praise the "excellent research facilities" and the library but ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Skidmore College

      Skidmore College Save

      815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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      "With a "beautiful library," "great computer resources," and over sixty degree programs, Skidmore College is a competitive liberal arts college that "has come a long way and continues to improve." Most students at Skidmore live on campus, which is a ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Kansas

      University of Kansas Save

      Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230, Lawrence, KS 66045
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      The University of Kansas boasts first-rate pre-professional schools in architecture and engineering, and is also strong in pharmacy, nursing, journalism, and education. KU's library draws raves, and the are students rate the computer facilities very highly. learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • San Diego State University

      San Diego State University Save

      5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182
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      San Diego State University's student population of 35,695 is among the most diverse in the nation. SDSU offers a vast array of programs - from the fine arts to engineering to vocational programs, you'll find virtually everything here. Students can ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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