Social Work Major

Potential applicants should contact the program director, David Koch, Ph.D., 212- 636-6656, as early as possible in their planning. All applications and other materials should be sent to:

Fordham University
B.A. Program in Social Work
113 West 60th Street, Room 716
New York, NY 10023

Students are expected to complete the 33 credits of the major within a two-year period, either on a full- or part-time basis. The major consists of eight required courses of three credits each, and a 600-hour, yearlong field practicum and integrative seminar of nine credits beginning in September.

Following admission, students complete the social work program in two years. Depending on their full-time or part-time status, students may take courses in addition to social work courses.

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
Students can begin in either fall or spring semester, but all complete four courses in either (A) the fall and spring or (B) the spring and summer  
SOWK 6050 HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE 3
SOWK 6006 SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SERVICE 3
SOWK 6208 HUMAN BEHAVIOR: SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I 3
SOWK 6209 HUMAN BEHAVIOR: SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II 3
 Credits12
Second Year
All students enter the second year in the fall semester, and complete four courses  
SOWK 6321 GENERAL SOCIAL WORK PRACTICES WITH INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND GROUPS 3
SOWK 6322 GEN SW PR IND FAM GRP II 3
SOWK 6801 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH I 3
SOWK 6802 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH II 3
SOWK 6901 FIELDWORK I 4-5
 Credits16-17
 Total Credits28-29

Courses Required

CourseTitleCredits
SOWK 6006SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SERVICE3
SOWK 6050HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE3
SOWK 6208HUMAN BEHAVIOR: SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I3
SOWK 6209HUMAN BEHAVIOR: SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II3
SOWK 6321GENERAL SOCIAL WORK PRACTICES WITH INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND GROUPS3
SOWK 6322GEN SW PR IND FAM GRP II3
SOWK 6801SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH I3
SOWK 6802SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH II3
SOWK 6901FIELDWORK I4,5

Dual Major Requirements

Fordham College at Rose Hill students are required to complete another major in the University, in combination with the major in social work. The dual-major requirement for students transferring 50 or more credits is evaluated on an individual basis.

Various departments and majors in the University accept particular social work courses in lieu of a required course, or elective courses in the major. Interested students should contact the director of the social work program as well as their faculty adviser.

Availability

The major in social work is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Rose Hill, Lincoln Center, and Westchester.

FCRH and PCS students should keep in mind that all courses for the major in social work are offered at the Lincoln Center and Westchester campuses in the Graduate School of Social Services.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
Fall (A) or Spring (B)  
SOWK 6208 HUMAN BEHAVIOR: SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I 3
SOWK 6050 HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE 3
Spring (A) or Summer (B)  
SOWK 6209 HUMAN BEHAVIOR: SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II 3
SOWK 6006 SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SERVICE 3
 Credits12
Second Year
Fall
SOWK 6801 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH I 3
SOWK 6321 GENERAL SOCIAL WORK PRACTICES WITH INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND GROUPS 3
SOWK 6901 FIELDWORK I 4-5
 Credits10-11
Spring
SOWK 6802 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH II 3
SOWK 6006 SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SERVICE 3
SOWK 6322 GEN SW PR IND FAM GRP II 3
SOWK 6901 FIELDWORK I 4-5
 Credits13-14
 Total Credits35-37