Social work in the 21st century demands a different level of education. It requires a diversity of knowledge and skills to keep pace with quickly evolving changes in health care, education and welfare systems. Students need to be prepared to look beyond the norm, think outside the box and explore the benefits of transdisciplinary practice.
Our curriculum places a strong emphasis on the science of social work and preparing graduates to become leaders within the profession. Social work students at USC receive the most up-to-date education because we are a top-tier research institution, and community-based research informs our curriculum.