Outcomes and Careers


The Department of Social Work plays an important role in helping students meet the five major competencies of Gallaudet's new General Studies Curriculum:

  • Language and Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Identity and Culture
  • Knowledge and Inquiry
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility

The Department has established student learning outcomes (SLOs) for the degree programs. The SLOs are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format (Download Acrobat Reader).


What can I do with a Social Work degree?

A bachelor's degree in social work gives you a solid foundation to pursue a higher degree in the field, as well as to pursue these career fields:

  • Case management
  • Child welfare
  • Children and youth services
  • Community advocacy
  • Criminal justice
  • Deaf services
  • Domestic violence
  • Dormitory and residential counseling
  • Geriatric services
  • Health
  • Human services advocacy
  • Independent living services
  • Legislative aid
  • Mental health
  • Probation and parole
  • School social work
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Vocational rehabilitation counseling
  • Youth counseling
  • Youth programs
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