Undergraduate Social Work Program

Degrees Granted
BSW, Minor
Degree Level
Undergraduate
Locations
Garden City, Hauppauge, Manhattan, Middletown

Join one of the highest-ranked programs in the country, designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in social work.

Why Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work?

You will learn the knowledge, values, and skills to be an effective social worker.  With a BSW, your career options are limitless. You will be able to provide professional services (i.e. case management and crisis intervention) to those in need. You can join the illustrious ranks of social workers in hospitals, schools, child welfare, senior centers, community organizing, policy making and policy advocacy.

Why Major in Social Work at Adelphi?

  • Learn in small classes taught by our world-class faculty, who will guide you academically and professionally.
  • Gain a deep understanding of social issues through our innovative curriculum, emphasizing hands-on learning in real-world community settings.
  • Graduate career-ready after two years of valuable internship experiences.
  • As a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited school, students with a BSW are eligible to obtain their MSW in 1 year with 30 credits – the Advanced Standing Program.

Stravroula Kyriakakis, PhD teaching social work students at the Manhattan Center.

100%*

* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our social work graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

Prior to Adelphi, I was a regular volunteer, but I didn’t think about becoming a world changer. My mentors helped me realize that I was not a dot in a sea of uncontrollable circumstances—that I can create what I need to create for myself and others. I learned that loving something means challenging it.

Florie St. Aime ’11, MSW ’13 Trainer at Global Trauma Research Inc., Co-facilitator, at Radical Social Workers Clinical Workgroup

Minor & Paths

The ANSWER Program

A convenient evening BSW program for social work undergraduates. Its flexible model accommodates you if you’re changing fields to pursue a career in social work.

Child Development and Family Studies Minor

You can follow your interest without the additional work of a second major. The School of Social Work offers an interdisciplinary minor in child and family studies.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Studying social work at Adelphi is a hands-on experience. Before graduating you’ll complete 700 hours of fieldwork and follow in the footsteps of fellow Adelphi alums who held internships at some of the top human services organizations in the New York area, including:

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

The application process for all transfer students wishing to enter the traditional BSW program and ANSWER program will include submission of:

  • An application including transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended
  • A current resume
  • An Interview with the Undergraduate Director/ Site Director (only if deemed necessary)

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Overall GPA 2.5
  • 60 approved college credits (exceptions will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Director) to enter into the Junior Year
  • Demonstrated motivation and capacity to work with people
  • Personal Values congruent with the NASW Code of Ethics
  • Experience in human services (highly desirable)

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

Cheryl Mcauliffe

Director of Undergraduate Social Work
Contact
Phone Number
Location
Social Work Building 225
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Nexus Building
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