I need to check the department of each user in the collection. What do I need to use to do that?


Try to create a visual web part via visual studio and use Server-side object model via C# and use this code to get all user profile list based on property

using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://portal/"))
        ServerContext context = ServerContext.GetContext(site);
        UserProfileManager profileManager = new UserProfileManager(context);

        foreach (UserProfile profile in profileManager)

For more details check How to: Retrieve User Profile Properties

If you need to work with javascript object model Check also How to: Retrieve user profile properties by using the JavaScript object model in SharePoint 2013

If you need to use PowerShell

 #Add SharePoint PowerShell SnapIn if not already added 
    if ((Get-PSSnapin "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) -eq $null) { 
        Add-PSSnapin "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell" 

    $site = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite("http://WebapplicationURL/");  
    $ServiceContext = [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPServiceContext]::GetContext($site);  

    #Get UserProfileManager from the My Site Host Site context 
    $ProfileManager = new-object Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileManager($ServiceContext)    
    $AllProfiles = $ProfileManager.GetEnumerator()  

    foreach($profile in $AllProfiles)  
        $DisplayName = $profile.DisplayName  
        $AccountName = $profile[[Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.PropertyConstants]::AccountName].Value  

        #Here goes writing Logic to your SharePoint List + Check if account already existing in the SharePoint list then ignore writing.......
        write-host "Profile for account ", $AccountName 



Ref : How to return all user profiles

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