Department of Human Services (Major in Social Welfare Counseling)

This major aims to provide a basic understanding of social welfare as an applied discipline for resolving social issues and fulfilling individuals’ social needs. It focuses on acquiring knowledge of social welfare theories, methods, and techniques applied in the field of social welfare. The goal is to train professionals in social welfare who possess effective intervention and practical skills in social welfare settings.
• Educational Objectives:
  • Students in the Social Welfare Counseling Department obtain a national certification as a level 2 social welfare worker upon graduation, becoming certified social welfare practitioners.
  • A social welfare worker refers to a professional who plays a role in improving the problem-solving abilities of individuals who cannot resolve their own concerns through specialized counseling. For example, they work to enhance the adaptability of individuals experiencing school violence (bullying) or family issues to their home and school lives. Social welfare workers assist students who are unable to resolve their own concerns, soldiers, couples and their children experiencing marital conflicts, victims and perpetrators of sexual violence, and provide support through mental counseling and methods. This is what defines a social welfare worker.
• Department Characteristics:
  •  Selected as an excellent university specializing in the field of health and welfare by the Ministry of Education, Health, and Welfare (2003).
  • Offers a continuous degree program in social welfare, including undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral courses.
  • Outstanding faculty specializing in social welfare throughout all levels of study, with extensive experience in social welfare practice.
  • Establishment of a health and welfare service center equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.
  • High employment rate in various social welfare organizations (over 80%).
• Employment Status:
  • Every year, graduates from the Department of Social Welfare find employment in social welfare organizations, including childcare centers. For example, Kim Sechang (graduated in 2006) is currently working at Good Neighbors, a specialized organization for child protection in Jeonnam, which is a globally recognized social welfare institution. Good Neighbors conducts written and interview examinations at its headquarters in Seoul to recruit new employees from applicants nationwide. Kim Sechang proudly passed this highly competitive process as a graduate of Sehan University’s Department of Social Welfare and is diligently working in the Mokpo region, earning recognition from superiors.
• Career Paths after Graduation:
  • After graduating from the Department of Social Welfare, individuals can pursue careers as dedicated civil servants in social welfare, counselors, social welfare workers in elementary, middle, and high schools, medical social workers in general hospitals and psychiatric hospitals, as well as in various fields such as child and youth welfare, elderly care, and disability services, depending on their aptitude and interests.
• Department Office and Additional Information:
  • Department Office Contact: 041-359-6077
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