Your interest in studying social work demonstrates that you are someone who cares about people and wants to make a difference in their lives. The Social Work Program at The College of New Rochelle provides you with a strong academic program and numerous opportunities to immerse yourself in the field through campus-based workshops, trips to community agencies, field placements, and community service.
Our field instruction placements cover the wide range of settings for social work practice, including psychiatric hospitals, outpatient medical clinics, substance abuse day treatment centers, nursing homes, elementary schools, and domestic violence agencies. Our students also regularly volunteer at Camp Viva, a week-long program for families affected by HIV/AIDS, and recently, students have taken trips to Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Guadeloupe where they experienced firsthand life in another country.
Our Social Work Program, offering a B.S. degree in Social Work, is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and approved by the New York State Department of Education as a baccalaureate-level social work education program. Social Work majors are prepared for entry-level generalist practice as defined by the National Association of Social Workers. Courses emphasize direct services with individuals, families, small groups, organizations, and communities and enable students to understand how social welfare services are organized and develop the skills to assist clients in obtaining the services they need.
The Social Work curriculum is built upon the liberal arts perspective of the School of Arts and Sciences which emphasizes learning and ways of thinking about people within a societal context, enriches the student’s understanding of the person-in-environment focus of social work practice, and provides the foundation for the Social Work major.