48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Social Work program of Rutgers University offers the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree through the School of Social Work and the Camden College of Arts and Sciences and the New Brunswick School of Arts and Sciences.


The outstanding Social Work program of Rutgers University prepares graduates for foundation-level social work practice. The major in social work equivalent to the BSW, BASW, and BSSW degrees and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Mission, Goals, and Objectives

The mission of the overall program emphasizes building solutions to social problems and strengthening individuals, families, and community well-being.  Consistent with the mission of the School of Social Work, the goals of the BA in Social Work program are to prepare students to empower individuals, families and communities within a variety of agency and community settings in the state of New Jersey and beyond. Students in the BA in Social Work program will acquire the knowledge, skills, and values associated with the social work profession to serve various populations with a specific focus on underserved, marginalized, and oppressed groups.  Upon graduation students will be adept at the use of the generalist intervention model and proficient in the skills of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation on the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work & Social Justice
  • Understanding Violence: Causes, Consequences & Social Justice Change
  • Childhood Inequalities
  • Human Sexuality
  • Social Welfare Policy and Services
  • Groups at Risk in Contemporary Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Camden

832 - 2048 USD /month
Living costs

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


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