The social work major at NAU Yuma will provide you with the core competencies required to help border populations experiencing overwhelming life challenges such as poverty, under and unemployment, substandard housing, homelessness, hunger, and problems associated with PTSD. Social workers approach their work with people from the strengths perspective, while also examining the individual within their environment.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work?

Are you passionate about social and economic justice along the U.S. Mexico border? Do you want a rewarding career working with those populations along the U.S. Mexico border that are disenfranchised, vulnerable, and oppressed? Is your passion to provide service to diverse individuals, groups, and communities? A social work major at NAU Yuma will help you accomplish these academic and professional goals.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • Child and family services
  • Hospice social work
  • Mental health
  • Military/veteran's services
  • International social work

With further education, one of these paths is possible:

  • Policy analyst
  • Agency administrator
  • Educator
  • Researcher

University Requirements

To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

  • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
  • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
  • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
  • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.

Campus Availability

  • Yuma
Program taught in:
  • English

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