The profession of social work has been established in response to a wide range of social problems facing America, including poverty, oppression, injustice, discrimination, child & family maltreatment, health disparity, mental health, addiction, incarceration, homelessness, and more. Our profession’s primary purpose is to promote social and economic justice through different levels of social work practice with individuals and families in need, groups, diverse communities, and social welfare policies & programs.
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In the News
Cal State LA social work major receives CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement
Congratulations! Miquelle McCarthy, a social work major at Cal State LA, was one of 23 students statewide to receive the 2022 California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Grad reports Master's ranking
Our Social Work Master's program was ranked #9 for best graduate schools reported by U.S. Department of Education.
Cal State LA honors outstanding Professor Dr. Siyon Rhee
Congratulations to Dr. Siyon Rhee, Director for the School of Social Work for being selected oustanding professor at the 2022 university convocation amongst five other professors.
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