Social Work

The most successful social workers are those with strong leadership skills, compassion, and the drive to help individuals improve their lives. The University of Findlay’s Social Work Program looks for students who demonstrate a commitment to social change through work experiences, academic endeavors and extracurricular activities or community service.

Become a Doctor of Occupational Therapy

The social work major is designed to prepare students for a smooth transition and success in the University of Findlay's Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program. Click here to learn more about the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program.

As a graduate of Findlay with a degree in social work, a wide range of employment possibilities include:

  • Mental health facilities
  • Child welfare and adoption agencies
  • Hospitals and public health agencies
  • Schools community centers
  • Family services
  • Facilities for the developmentally disabled
  • Non-profit organizations such as United Way
  • Homeless shelters
  • Youth centers
  • Community action agencies
  • Local, state and national government agencies
  • Drug treatment and rehabilitation facilities
  • The Social Security Administration

"The most exciting part of the program was going into the community and seeing social workers work. In my first field placement at a local organization, I worked with and helped children. I got to give back to the community right away.” Timothy Lafferty '15