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Social Work, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Manhattan, NY, United States
With a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BSW) degree from Fordham University, you'll graduate with the skills and knowledge you'll need to promote human rights, social justice, and individual and community well being.
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Overview

Offered at the campuses in Manhattan and Westchester, the Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) degree mirrors the strength of our nationally ranked MSW program and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The BSW program includes:
  • Flexible scheduling and student-centered plans of study—including part-time, full-time, and weekend options to fit your needs.
  • Supervised, hands-on fieldwork experience and a seminar that integrates classroom knowledge.
  • Personal guidance at every stage of the program from supportive faculty advisers.
  • A rich selection of conferences, lectures, and events where you can exchange ideas and support one another.
  • Seamless and accelerated process from the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BSW) to the Fordham MSW program. The opportunity, upon graduation, to apply to our top-ranked MSW program as an advanced standing student, which allows you to complete the master of social work degree in less time process

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
  • Social Work Practice in Research I
  • Social Work Practice in Research II
  • Generalist Social Work Practice With Individuals, Families, Groups, and Communities I
  • Generalist Social Work Practice With Individuals, Families, Groups, and Communities II
  • Social Welfare Policy and Services or
  • Field Practicum and Integrative Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Common Application with essay and $70 application fee
  • Letter of Recommendation from school guidance counselor or secondary school teacher
  • Transcripts, mark sheets or certificates from all secondary schools or high schools attended (Fordham requires transcripts for the last four years of pre-university education) 
  • SAT or ACT Results (SAT code: 2259; ACT code: 2748)
  • Fordham has an SAT/ACT test flexible option for some overseas applicants. Applicants must (1) complete secondary education outside of the USA, and (2) receive one of these credentials:
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
    • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Diploma 
    • French Baccalaureate
    • German Abitur 
    • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
    • Italian Diploma di Esame di Stato (Maturita)
    • Mexican Bachillerato 
    • Singapore Cambridge GCE A levels 
    • South African National Senior Certificate
    • Spanish Bachillerato
    • UK GCE Advanced Levels (3+ required) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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