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Do you feel called to counsel children dealing with school problems or teenagers dealing with unplanned pregnancies? Families facing serious health issues? Individuals needing social services?

The Social Work program from Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Department of Social Sciences prepares students for a variety of rewarding career pathways.

A Social Work degree from Augusta University offers an experience like no other — one that can be applied directly to help those in need or prepare students to pursue graduate or professional degrees.

Social Work is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Helpful and Nurturing

Program Information

Social Work Program

1120 15th Street AH-N312
Augusta, GA 30912

Allgood Hall, N312


What You'll Study


In the Social Work program you’ll study areas including child and family welfare, human behavior, social welfare policy and different types of social work practices.

Course List | Track Sheet

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Social work students spend 12 credit hours in two field placements, applying social work knowledge and skills while supervised by a social worker in an off campus setting.

The Social Work Club is the student organization where social work students can meet with fellow students and participate in activities and service projects benefiting the community.

Small, interactive classes and individual mentoring by social workers with considerable practice experience brings the outside world into the classroom through the study of real-world challenges taught by those who encountered them.


Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.


Research Center

Pamplin College’s Center for Social Science Research involves students as active partners in research projects that assist local public and nonprofit agencies improve their effectiveness.


Student Publications

Student publications are an excellent way to find your voice and strengthen your portfolio, and Pamplin College has a wide range to get involved with.


Clubs & Organizations

Student clubs and organizations help you “plug in” to campus life in a way that can lead to meaningful connections, new interests and resume-enhancing experiences.

Your Future

Career Options

Child, family and school social workers counsel individuals, families and communities about issues like child abuse, adoptions or teenage pregnancy. Social workers can also work in a health care setting, helping individuals, couples and families cope with illnesses and disabilities, or they can collaborate with medical professionals to determine patient needs, organize support groups or counseling, and refer patients to specialists in support services. They can also work as mental health social works and often provide client services in a nonprofit setting. The coursework also prepares students to pursue advanced degrees in social work or other graduate or professional programs.


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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Small, interactive courses with individual mentoring taught by social workers with considerable practice experience.

Research and internship opportunities built into the curriculum.

A wide variety of extracurricular activities that stimulate involvement and provide resume-enhancing experiences.

Graduate with the ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to excel in the social work field

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Creativity, Discovery, Engagement

The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences forms the heart of the liberal arts mission of Augusta University. We foster critical thinking about complex questions of the human experience; cultivate skills in written, verbal, and creative expression; promote active citizenship and community engagement; and prepare graduates for diverse careers in quickly changing globalized environments.