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Social Work Degree

The social work program at University of Central Florida prepares students for careers as an adolescent specialist, child and family social worker, healthcare social worker, mental health and substance abuse social worker, and more. The program focuses on social welfare administration and counseling, as well as studying organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Program courses include: social welfare policy, case work planning, social counseling and intervention strategies, and administrative procedures and regulations. Get more details below including other Florida colleges that offer social work degrees.

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University of Central Florida

1011 Bill Beck Blvd, Kissimmee, FL

The University of Central Florida is located in Orlando. It is a metropolitan research university of the State University System of Florida.

History

The University of Central Florida was founded on June 10, 1963. At that time it was known as Florida Technological University. Its goal was to train highly skilled individuals to work at the Kennedy Space Center. The University is a space-grant university and has made notable contributions to a number of fields, including:

  • Computer Science
  • Digital Media
  • Education
  • Optics
  • Modeling and Simulation

Florida Governor Claude Kirk presided over the ground breaking ceremony in March 1967. The school was a coeducation and non-segregated institution. It was once known as a small commuter and technology school. Today, it is the largest university in the US in terms of undergraduate enrolment and the largest in Florida.

Academics

The University of Central Florida's academic calendar is based on the semester system. Fall semester begins late in August and runs until early December. Spring semester begins in January and runs until May. There are four summer semesters that run anywhere from six to twelve weeks.

Colleges

Colleges with the University of Central Florida number twelve. Examples include:

  • College of Sciences
  • College of Optics and Photonics
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Health and Public Affairs
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • The Burnett Honors College
  • College of Arts and Humanities

Student Life

The University of Central Florida encourages its students to become involved in a variety of organizations. Examples include, but aren't limited to:

  • The Campus Activity Board
  • Office of Student Involvement
  • Volunteer UCF
  • Multicultural Student Center

Student housing is mainly for freshmen, with the exception of Towers at Knights Plaza, which houses honor students, student athletes and upper level students.

Fraternities and Sororities

The Inter-fraternity Council at the University of Central Florida is comprised of 16 fraternities and ten sororities. There are a variety of honor and multicultural organizations. The Diversified Greek Council consists of nine cultural organizations, five sororities and four fraternities.

Traditions

The only time that students are allowed into Reflection Pond is at Spirits Splash, which is a homecoming tradition. A pep rally takes place on the Friday before the big homecoming game. Students descend into the pond to show their school spirit. Spirit Splash was named the best college and university tradition in Florida by Florida Leader magazine in 2000.

Athletics

The collegiate teams of the University of Central Florida are the UCF Knights. Women's teams include:

  • Golf
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Track and field
  • Cross country running
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Rowing
  • Volleyball

Men's teams include:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Cross country running
  • Tennis
  • Golf

In 2007, Knight's Plaza, a new athletic village was developed at the north end of the campus.

Satellite Campuses

The University of Central Florida has several satellite campuses. Three are located in downtown Orlando. Others are located in Claremont, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Cocoa, Ocala, Leesburg, Heathrow, Sanford and Palm Bay.

Community Life

Of course everyone knows that Disney World is the number one attraction in Orlando, but there is much more to see and do that is of interest. If you want to explore a different theme park, enjoy thrill rides at Universal Studios. Cirque du Soleil is a great experience for those who enjoy a Circus atmosphere. Animal lovers will enjoy Animal Kingdom or, for the thrill of a lifetime, Sea World, where you can interact with the dolphins and stingrays.

For a change of pace, go bowling at World Bowling Center, where the murals are whacky and whimsical. Bowling can be a lot of fun with a group of friends and it is great exercise.

There are several mini golf courses in Orlando, as well as 18-hole courses for those who enjoy a day on the greens. Eat at Sonic, America's Drive-in, where a car hop will deliver food to your car just as they did in the 1950s. Movies are fun at Regal Cinemas Stadium 20+ IMAX, or enjoy some Italian fare at Maggiano's Little Italy.

Enjoy a night out at The Lucky Leprechaun or visit Church Street Station, which includes several bars and nightclubs. Other things to do in Orlando include shopping, skateboarding and swimming.

No matter what your interests, there are thousands of attractions and venues in Orlando for you to enjoy.

Students Enrolled in the Social Work Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Central Florida has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2019)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree135
Master's Degree178

Students by Gender (2019)

 Graduates
Male36
Female277

Students by Race (2019)

 Graduates
American Indian2
Asian7
Black62
Hispanic86
White146
Multiple Races3
Non Resident Alien1
Unknown6

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2020: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Social Work program at University of Central Florida, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Social and Community Service Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, social and community service managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.5% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
    • Total Employment: 370
    • Average Hourly Rate: $34.69
    • Average Annual Salary: $72150

Marriage and Family Therapists

Description

Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, marriage and family therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 14.8% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
    • Total Employment: 210

Counselors, All Other

Description

All counselors not listed separately.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, counselors, all other employment is expected to grow at a rate of 11.0% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
    • Total Employment: 240
    • Average Hourly Rate: $18.00
    • Average Annual Salary: $37430

Child, Family, and School Social Workers

Description

Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, child, family, and school social workers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
    • Total Employment: 830
    • Average Hourly Rate: $19.27
    • Average Annual Salary: $40080

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the students University of Central Florida accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, University of Central Florida may offer services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Central Florida is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-FBS classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (372)
  • Basketball (372)
  • Track and Field (372)
  • Football (372)
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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