Social Work

The Social Work program at Concordia College is dedicated to educating students for competent and effective generalist social work practice. The program creates a learning environment that offers faith- based, value-oriented learning to promote social justice, self-assessment, service to the community, self-determination, and respect for diversity.

Concordia's  program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education as a baccalaureate social work education program.

Every social work student has an opportunity to put in 500 hours in supervised social work settings. We view the world as our classroom—studying with social work professionals in Washington, D.C., Manhattan, New York State, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In addition, students gain invaluable experience by attending and presenting at social work conferences. Consider these other great reasons to earn your social work degree at Concordia:

  • Graduates from our CSWE accredited program may complete their master’s in social work in one year at any school that accepts advanced standing.
  • For more information on the Social Work Program's Assessment self-study, please view the outcomes findings here:  CSWE Assessment 2015
  • The New York State Social Work Education Association (comprising 30 undergraduate programs from across the state) has recognized the incredible caliber of our students by electing three as Student of the Year in the past six years.

Field Education Manual     Student Guide

Program Assessment

Spring 2017     Spring 2018

Sample Social Work Program Courses

Social work is a four-year baccalaureate program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Course examples include:

  • Foundations of Social Work Practice
  • SOCIAL WORK PROCESSES
  • Social Welfare as a Social Institution
  • VIOLENCE IN THE FAMILY
  • Social Policy
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
  • Human Behavior & The Social Environment
  • WORKING WITH SPECIAL POPULATIONS
  • Composing Case Notes
  • SOCIAL PROBLEMS
  • Services to Families and Children
  • FIELD EXPERIENCE