Explore how to change the world through human advocacy and social change

How to Change the World is a transformative educational opportunity. Designed for those with a passion for helping others and a commitment to fostering positive change, students will gain the knowledge and skills that are key to excelling in the helping professions. Through a unique teaching approach, students gain a deep understanding of the multifaceted nature of social issues, as well as the strategies and tools needed to effectively address them.

This course, accessible to learners of all backgrounds and experiences, serves as an introduction for those aspiring to work in social and human services, community support organizations, and/or in advocacy roles. Students will emerge from this course prepared to make a profound and lasting impact on the lives of those in need, ultimately contributing to a brighter, more equitable future for all segments of society. Whether you’re looking to change careers, deepen your understanding of social issues, or strengthen your skills in the field, How to Change the World is the ideal stepping stone to turn your passion for social change into a fulfilling and impactful career.

This course serves as an ideal starting point for those eager to pursue careers in social work and can stack into a MSU Denver credential or degree.

Brief introduction to the How to Change the World course

Flexible schedule

Course can be completed in 4-8 weeks and is self-paced online.

Career advisement

Receive a personal advising session with an industry leader.

High job demand

Gain a competitive edge.

Career pathways in Social Work

Approximate return on investment for each academic pathway

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Pathway 1: Enter the workforce quickly. Complete the How to Change the World course and immediately enter the workforce with a job title like a social and human services assistant.

  • The median salary is $38,500 a year.

Pathway 2: Continue your academic journey and earn a degree in Social Work, which allows you to increase your earning potential. You can find jobs in mental health, social work, probation and corrections, and more.

  • The median salary is $50,000 a year.

Pathway 3: Continue your academic journey to get a master’s degree in social work to become a clinical social worker.

  • The median salary is $60,000 a year.

About the How to Change the World course

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Office Location:
Jordan Student Success Building
3rd Floor – #330
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Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Innovative and Lifelong Learning
P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 6
Denver, CO 80217-3362