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Overview for Social Work

A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

Careers for Social Work Majors

A major in Social Work is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Social Work

Top 31 New York Colleges with the highest percentage of Social Work among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
CUNY Lehman College
Bronx, NY
 111
(8.0%)
Highly Selective$10,300 
CUNY York College
Jamaica, NY
 56
(7.5%)
Highly Selective$10,272 
Molloy College
Rockville Centre, NY
 31
(5.4%)
Moderately Selective$20,780 
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Nazareth College
Rochester, NY
 26
(5.0%)
Less Selective$25,286 
Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus
Brooklyn, NY
 27
(4.7%)
Moderately Selective$28,728 
Roberts Wesleyan College
Rochester, NY
 16
(4.1%)
Moderately Selective$23,446 
Keuka College
Keuka Park, NY
 16
(4.1%)
Less Selective$22,880 
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SUNY College at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
 66
(3.7%)
Highly Selective$13,907 
Nyack College
Nyack, NY
 19
(3.7%)
Less Selective$19,350 
SUNY College at Brockport
Brockport, NY
 54
(3.4%)
Highly Selective$14,008 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.