Social Work

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.

Field Education Manual     Student Guide

Program Assessment

Spring 2017     Spring 2018

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