Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Degree
Social work is a unique profession and the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is one of the strongest health services degree you could earn today. As a social work major at SBU, you will be prepared from a Christian perspective to become a competent generalist social work practitioner in diverse settings worldwide.
Graduating from SBU's BSW degree program will equip you to become an effective leader in a growing occupation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of social workers is projected to grow 19% from 2012 to 2022, and the social work profession is expected to add 114,000 positions by 2022.
You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to professionally intervene with individuals, families, groups and communities in various environments. 35% of new BSW graduates actually work within the criminal justice field.
As a student pursuing a degree in social work at SBU, you will have the unique opportunity to participate in an inner-educational agreement with the SBU doctor of physical therapy program at their pro-bono clinic. You will be able to provide direct support services to patients and their families under the supervision of social work faculty. This will allow you to demonstrate learned skills taught within the BSW program.
With a BSW degree from SBU, you can graduate prepared to be a generalist social work practitioner or go on to pursue a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.
The Social Work degree is offered through SBU's College of Education and Social Sciences.