Social Work

Undergraduate Major & Minor College of Health Professions

Bachelor of Social Work


If you’re interested in a career helping others, including children, youth, families; working with marginalized and disenfranchised populations; addressing behavioral health needs of the community; bringing about social change; and if you have a passion for social justice and service, PLU’s social work program is a great fit. As a social work student, you’ll learn from professors who are experts in the field and passionate teachers, and you’ll get hands-on experience through a field practicum with a local social service agency. Social work graduates can directly enter the workforce or pursue graduate studies, such as a Master’s in Social Work. No matter your path as a PLU social work student, you’ll be well-prepared to work effectively with individuals, families, small groups, communities, and organizations, and be an ethical agent for global and local change.

Graduates from the last 5 years: Their jobs

  • Case Manager, Puyallup Community Court
  • School Social Worker, Bethel School District
  • Behavioral Health Coordinator, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
  • Complex Care Behavioral Health Social Worker, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital
  • Clinical Intervention Specialist
  • Program Assistant, University of Maryland School of Social Work
  • Mental Health Therapist, Amber Norris PLLC
  • Social Worker, Harborview Medical Center

Graduates from the last last 5 years: Their graduate programs

  • London School of Economics
  • University of Washington
  • Pacific University
  • Boise State University
  • Boise State University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Maryland - School of Social Work
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