For those students who are curious about human nature and looking for a degree that will allow them to help others, the Department of Sociology, Human Services/Social Work, and Criminal Justice is a great starting point. The department will help prepare you for a career or further education in the social work field. 

HSU’s Social Work Degree Program Offers:

  • Small Classes
  • Experiential Learning
  • Internship Opportunities

Jobs You Can Get with a Social Work Degree:

  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Child and Family Social Worker
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker
  • Community Social Worker
  • Health Educator
  • Public Health Administrator

"As a social work major, I like to focus on helping people. Life on campus, at Henderson State, has allowed me to do just that."

Orlando Goodwin, Social Work

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Henderson State’s Heart Start

We are excited to welcome you to Heart Start Freshman Orientation at Henderson State University. Heart Start is more than academic advising and class registration. It's your official welcome to Henderson State, and your chance to meet future classmates, learn about life as a Reddie, and get acquainted with life on our beautiful campus. Additionally, you will learn about campus resources and support, student life and engagement opportunities, and gain information about your student account and financial aid status. All first-time freshmen who are fully admitted are required to participate in Heart Start. Students who are unable to participate in an in-person Heart Start session should plan to participate in our Virtual Heart Start advising sessions.

2021 Heart Start Days

Campus Tours

Take a campus tour with one of the Reddie Ambassadors. Campus tours are offered twice daily, most days of the week. While you explore Henderson State’s historic campus, learn about residence life and speak with faculty members. Make sure to snap a few photos and share them online tagged with #LiveReddie.


Virtual Campus Tour

You can now visit Henderson State's beautiful campus from the comfort of your own couch, in your classroom with fellow students, or anywhere else you find the time.

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