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Social Work Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Pathways: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Healthcare, Law and Public Policy, Education

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Social workers help people function the best they can in their environment and circumstance. They provide direct services to people in their homes or places of work and help people to help themselves.

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Eat a pepperoni roll
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Join a student organization
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Spend a day without technology

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Join a club sport team
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Sign up for an internship interview

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Check all of your degree requirements

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Join an intramural team
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Become a leader in your club sport team
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Join a student organization
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Visit the Student Rec Center

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

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