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Social Work, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Watervliet, NY, United States
Do you desire to make a difference in the world through helping others? Nationally accredited since 1985, the Social Work program of Siena College provides you with the knowledge, skills and values necessary for a professional career in social work.
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With an emphasis on both classroom and hands-on experiences—including a yearlong internship in a setting you choose— it’s no wonder our alumni have found success in so many settings.

Siena's social work program is ranked in the top 25% nationally.

As a major in the Social Work program of Siena College, you'll develop the communication skills and understanding of social problems necessary to become a professional interviewer and community change agent. You'll be well-prepared to work with individuals, families, groups and communities to solve problems. The signature 450-hour internship program matches you to a professional supervised site based on your interests.

Your future success

Siena social work majors are prepared for social work careers in diverse settings such as hospitals, family service agencies, domestic violence programs and more immediately after graduation. The program is also an ideal foundation for a master's degree in social work.

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:

  • Social Welfare and Social Work
  • Social Work Practice Skills
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities
  • Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
  • Statistics for Social Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

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General Requirements

  • Complete an online application
  • Send all transcripts and school results from each secondary school and post-secondary school that you have attended
  • Submit a personal essay of 1-2 pages describing your interest in Siena College and your goals for studying in the United States
  • Submit one letter of recommendation
  • The SAT and ACT are optional
  • Non-native English speakers are required to submit an English proficiency score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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