Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
Provided through the School of Arts & Sciences New Brunswick
Undergraduate - BA in Social Work
Social work is a professional and academic discipline involving the pursuit of social welfare, social change, and social justice. The program is committed to the resolution of contemporary social problems, such as poverty, racism, discrimination, and economic injustice. This professional degree program prepares graduates both for beginning-level generalist social work practice and for further study in graduate school.
The school's largest program prepares skilled direct-service providers to function in both public and private sectors of social welfare, and for advanced social work practice such as administrative leadership roles in the state's social welfare departments and agencies, and at all levels of government, as well as in the voluntary sector.
The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and includes academic coursework and supervised field practice. Graduates are eligible for certification by the New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners and also for advanced standing if they pursue graduate study in social work.
The major prepares students to enter social work, a profession with a long history of concern and action for the well-being of individuals, families, groups, and communities. Students are prepared for generalist practice, with emphasis on populations at risk.
Academic credit is not given for life experience. Students should contact the department for advising. For additional information visit the Department of Social Work's website.