Social Work

"The transition from Casper College's social work program to the University of Wyoming to the work place was very smooth." — Maria Landeros Saldivar, case manager

“Between the quality of education and the affordability, the value of starting my social work journey at Casper College just made sense.” — Shane Harkins, LCSW

“Your very first semester, it's important to start out right: You’re doing the work, getting that experience, and that continues through the whole program.” — Traci Blevins, MSW LCSW

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The practice of social work requires knowledge of human development and behavior; of social, economic, and cultural institutions; and of the interaction of all these factors. Social work practice consists of the application of social work values, principles, and techniques to one or more of the following: helping individuals to obtain services; helping communities or groups to provide or improve social and health services; and participating in legislative processes.

Degree info

For requirements and more information about this program, view its listing in the course catalog:

All or a portion of the courses in this program may be available online. Learn more about online programs at Casper College.

Casper College social work graduates find careers in exciting agencies:
  • Wyoming Medical Center
  • Natrona County School District
  • The Youth Crisis Center
  • The Child Advocacy Project
  • The Central Wyoming Counseling Center
  • The Wyoming Behavioral Institute
  • Natrona County Department of Family Services
  • Interfaith
  • Community Action Partnership
  • ... and in private practice

social work degree program at Casper College

Looking for a degree that allows you to have a rewarding career with two years of study at Casper College and another two years at the University of Wyoming at Casper?

A degree in social work may be what you are looking for!

At Casper College you are able to earn your Associate of Arts degree in social work and then seamlessly transfer to the University of Wyoming at Casper to finish your Bachelor of Social Work. Unlike many other helping professions, you can begin a rewarding career with a bachelor's degree in social work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 12 percent through 2024, faster than the average for all occupations." The BLS shows "that the median annual wage for social workers was $45,900 in May 2015.

The social work program through University of Wyoming at Casper is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. With an associate degree in social work, students are able to enter UWC and learn through a curriculum designed to help students acquire important knowledge and skills in the areas of:

  • Values and ethics
  • Diversity
  • Social and economic justice
  • Social work practice
  • Human behavior and the social environment
  • Social welfare policy and services
  • Research

A competency-based curriculum prepares students to meet an "initial level" of competence in 10 core areas.

Students also select courses in fields including:

  • Aging
  • Child and adolescent services
  • Health and mental health
  • Disability services

The UWC program culminates in a 450-hour supervised field practicum, which allows students to practice as social workers in one of Wyoming's many human service agencies.

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Contact

Academic Assistant, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Office: LH 166
307-268-2368
Department Chair;
Sociology Instructor
Office: LH 175B
307-268-2219
Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Office: LH 166
307-268-2221