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A Rewarding and Valuable Career

Social work: Making a difference in peoples' lives and communities.



As a student, you will be prepared to work in a variety of settings, including child welfare, mental health, criminal and juvenile justice, gerontology, domestic violence, health care, community development, policy practice, and research. If you are concerned with matters of social justice and want to make a difference in peoples' lives and your communities, we invite you to consider the social work profession as a rewarding and valuable career.

What's Happening

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Feb. 8, 2018

UNLV practicum helps social work students find the right fit and connect to future jobs.

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Nov. 9, 2017

College of Urban Affairs partners with community groups to stop Southern Nevada crisis.

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Oct. 9, 2017

University counseling experts step up to offer emotional support after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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May. 24, 2017

Student worker Oriana Galasso advises HOPE scholars on making the adjustment to UNLV.

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Jan. 3, 2017

A collection of news stories from 2016 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.


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