Career Opportunities

Graduates of the School of Social Work are prepared for careers in gerontology, mental health and health care agencies, adoption agencies, advocacy organizations, day treatment facilities, counseling offices, court systems and managed health programs. While advanced positions in the field generally require a master’s degree in social work with state licensure or certification, entry-level positions are readily available in both urban and rural settings for graduates with bachelor’s degrees in social work.

Students who earn a bachelor’s degree in social work are eligible to apply for the master of social work (M.S.W.) Advanced Standing program at Syracuse University or other similar programs to help expedite the completion time for the masters-level degree.

Alumni of the program go on to work in several settings, including roles as mental health counselors, school social workers, substance abuse counselors, case managers, family services social workers and agency director/managers.