The Certificate in Social Work & Social Welfare at UMass Amherst introduces you to some of the broad topics and social issues that social workers and social welfare advocates might encounter.

You'll start with a core course to build a foundation in the subject areas, and then specialize your degree with four additional electives. Choose from a variety of topics to suit your interests and aspirations, such as race and inequality, childhood and family issues, and mental illness.

This undergraduate certificate program is geared toward students who are interested in preparing for entry-level employment in social welfare programs or social work agencies upon graduation as well as those pursuing graduate work in social work or social policy.

Please note that completing the Social Work & Social Welfare Certificate does not lead to accredited licensure in social work.