Concordia Social Work students become involved in a way of life that directly touches the lives of others. Our program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
We offer a thorough and demanding, but meaningful program, including a liberal arts core plus course work in psychology, sociology, human behavior, and social services. Classroom studies take on personal meaning when applied to a full array of fieldwork experiences, working with children, families, the elderly, and the physically and mentally disabled.
Every social work student has an opportunity to put in 500 hours in supervised social work settings. We view the world as our classroom—studying with social work professionals in Washington, D.C., Manhattan, New York State, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In addition, students gain invaluable experience by attending and presenting at social work conferences. Consider these other great reasons to earn your social work degree at Concordia:
- Graduates from our CSWE accredited program may complete their master’s in social work in one year at any school that accepts advanced standing.
- For more information on the Social Work Program's Assessment self-study, please view the outcomes findings here: CSWE Assessment 2015
- The New York State Social Work Education Association has recognized the incredible caliber of our students by electing three students over the past six years as student of the year! This is from among about 30 undergraduate programs across the state.
Sample Social Work Program Courses
Social work is a four-year baccalaureate program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Course examples include:
|Foundations of Social Work Practice||Social Work Processes|
|Social Welfare as a Social Institution||Violence in the Family|
|Social Policy||Research Methodology|
|Human Behavior & The Social Environment||Working with Special Populations|
|Composing Case Notes||Social Problems|
|Services to Families and Children||Field Experience|
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of social workers is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by increased demand for health care and social services, but will vary by specialty.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition
Social Work Faculty
Social Work Program Chair
LCSW, M.S.W., Fordham University; B.S., Concordia College-New York
Joan Roper Adams
Professor of Social Work
Ph.D. candidate, Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work; M.S.W., B.S., Howard University
Dr. Sherry J. Fraser
Ed.D., St. John Fisher College; M.S.W., Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois, Chicago Circle; B.S.W., Valparaiso University
Professor of Social Work
M.S.W., Fordham University; B.A.,Sociology, SUNY Cortland