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Social Work, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #176 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
The undergraduate program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Social Work (BSW) at Stony Brook University.  The program is designed to prepare students for the rapidly growing and changing job opportunities in the health and social welfare field. 
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Overview

Key Features

The curriculum provides the foundation for generalist social work practice in entry-level positions in a wide range of health and social welfare organizations.

The Social Work (BSW) program at Stony Brook University includes field placements two days a week in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, youth services and a wide variety of social welfare organizations.

The basic program is a two-year upper-division full-time program that includes 12 credit hours in supervised fieldwork (internships) in health, mental health, social welfare and other agencies.  The first-year courses focus on social work practice, human behavior and the social environment, political economy, research in social work, and social and health policy.  The second year includes courses in social work practice, and a wide array of electives.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work
  • Fields of Practice
  • Field Education
  • Contemporary Social Justice 
  • Practice Processes in Social Work
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • The Political Economy of Social Welfare
  • Social Welfare Policy, Services and Analysis
  • Research in Social Work

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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General Requirements

  • If you are a freshman applicant, you must have completed the highest level of secondary education in your country of residence. We look for a strong secondary academic program with courses in math, natural sciences, and English (or, if English is the language of instruction, another language).
  • If you have attended any college or university after graduating from secondary school you must apply as a transfer student. Applicants are required to have performed well in a strong academic program, having completed at least 24 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher by the time they submit their application. If the applicant has earned fewer than 24 credits, high school transcripts must also be submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24940 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24940 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    7270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7270 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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