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Pre-Social Work

Pre-social Work

Program Description

Looking to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities? Social workers do just that by working to create new programs and/or changing social policy. Marriage and Family, a concentration within the Sociology degree, prepares students for further study to pursue social work careers.

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Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.

Community and social service occupations include social workers, counselors, and religious workers. Employment of community and social service occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 257,700 jobs. Most new jobs in this occupational group will be in the healthcare and social assistance industry. The median annual wage for community and social service occupations was $41,290 in May 2014, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $35,540.


U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics sample

Jobs

Median Pay

Job Growth through 2024

Social Workers

$45,500 per year

12% (74,800 more jobs)

Psychologists

$70,700 per year

19% (13,500 more jobs)

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

$49,060 per year

4% (3,300 more jobs)

For More Information

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography

Auburn University at Montgomery

Liberal Arts 331

334-244-3986

atucke24@aum.edu

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

A student interested in social work may complete a maximum of three years of course work at AUM and transfer to Auburn University, Alabama State University or the University of Montevallo. The two affiliated programs in social work lead to the Bachelor of Social Work degree and are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.