School of Social Welfare

The undergraduate program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in social work. The program is designed to prepare students for the rapidly growing and changing job opportunities in the health and social welfare field.  The curriculum provides the foundation for generalist social work practice in entry-level positions in a wide range of health and social welfare organizations.

The program includes field placements two days a week in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, youth services and a wide variety of social welfare organizations.

The basic program is a two-year upper-division full-time program that includes 12 credit hours in supervised fieldwork (internships) in health, mental health, social welfare and other agencies.  The first-year courses focus on social work practice, human behavior and the social environment, political economy, research in social work, and social and health policy.  The second year includes courses in social work practice, and a wide array of electives

Flexibility and responsiveness to student needs are hallmarks of the program and classes.  Field education sites are available from the East End of Long Island to New York City.

The program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  The program meets the requirements necessary to apply for admission to Master of Social Work (MSW) programs and to apply for advanced standing in Master’s programs in those schools of social work that offer that option.