School of Social Work


Do you enjoy helping people in need?  Are you interested in understanding people, their environment, and the dynamic relationships between them?  Do you like to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities?  If so, then social work may be the career that you are looking for, and we are here to help you become a professional social worker.

Social workers serve diverse people who are vulnerable, disadvantaged, and/or oppressed.  Being a competent social worker is also a challenging task that demands us to be equipped with knowledge, values, and skills, requiring us to examine and accept ourselves in order to become effective and ethical social workers.  We are committed to helping you broaden your knowledge base, sharpening your social work skills, and advising your professional development.  At the same time, the social work program at Nyack will provide you with opportunities for personal transformation. 

The Bachelors of Science in Social Work degree program at Nyack College is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

This major is offered at the Rockland Campus and the Manhattan campus.

Social Work Major Components (40 credits)

SWK101 – Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

SWK 242 – Social Work and Christianity

SWK314 – Human Behavior in the Social Environment I

SWK324 – Foundations of Social Justice

SWK354 – Human Behavior in the Social Environment II

SWK355 – Social Welfare Policy and Services

SWK357 – Field Experience and Pre-practice Seminar

SWK358 - Social Work Research Methods

SWK416 – Generalists Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families

SWK417 – Field Instruction and Seminar I

SWK456 – Generalist Social Work Practice with Groups, Organizations and Communities

SWK457 – Field Instruction and Seminar II

SWK499 – Integrative Seminar