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If you have a strong desire to help improve people’s lives, or a passion for social justice, Keuka College’s social work program provides the opportunity to effect change.
Our students are prepared to work in a rapidly changing, multicultural society, with coursework that blends theory with practical application. Classes rooted in policy, practice and human behavior will help you promote themes of social justice and social responsibility.
You’ll learn how to support clients in obtaining needed services and to help improve their quality of life. Develop your practical competency during your capstone course, Field Practicum, where you’ll be placed as a professional-in-training in a human service agency.
When you’re finished, you’ll be prepared for careers in a variety of fields, including substance abuse, mental health, social welfare, aging programs, community outreach, family and youth services, and more. This professional degree is nationally recognized and our students are prepared and encouraged to pursue advanced standing master’s level social work after graduation.
For more information about becoming a student, including admissions requirements, click here.
The B.S. in Social Work curriculum consists of 15 courses and 56 credit hours. For planning purposes, classes meet one night each week for four hours. Students spend additional time outside of class to complete readings, assignments, case studies, online discussions, and group work.
|EXP 300||Foundations for Adult & Exp Learning||1|
|ENG 300||College Writing for Transfer Students||4|
|INS 301A||Integrative Studies: Creativity||3|
|SWK 101||Introduction to Social Work||3|
|SWK 211||Generalist Social Work Practice I||3|
|SWK 221||Human Behavior and Social Environment I||3|
|SWK 201||Social Welfare Policy and Services I||3|
|SWK 332||Group Processes||3|
|SWK 220||Ethics and Diversity in Social Work||3|
|SWK 302||Social Work Research Methods||3|
|SWK 312||General Social Work Practice II||3|
|SWK 351||Generalist Social Work Practice III||3|
|SWK 401||Social Welfare Policies and Services II||3|
|SWK 421||Human Behavior and Social Environment II||3|
|SWK 450||Senior Practicum and Seminar||15|
*EXP 300 – Foundations for Adult and Experiential Learning - This 5-week course requires students to attend an 8-hour, face-to-face class at Keuka College and to participate in online coursework. The course begins 2 weeks prior to the in-class session and requires work to be completed each week.
Some applicants may need additional credits to meet prerequisite requirements for this program. The courses below are offered online with Keuka College throughout the year, or you may take them at your local community college.
|BUS 320||Introduction to Research and Analysis Using Statistics||4|
|BIO 202||Human Biology||4|
|Choose one of the following:|
|PSY 101||Introductory Psychology||3|
|PSY 123||Intro Human Development||3|
|Choose one of the following:|
|POL 120||American Government||3|
|POL 130||State and Local Government||3|
|Broome Community College||Binghamton|
|Cayuga Community College||Auburn|
|Corning Community College||Corning|
|Finger Lakes Community College||Canandaigua|
|Genesee Community College—Batavia||Batavia|
|Jefferson Community College||Watertown|
|Mohawk Valley Community College||Utica|
|Monroe Community College—Damon Campus||Rochester|
|Onondaga Community College||Syracuse|
|Tompkins Cortland Community College||Dryden|
Keuka College’s B.S. in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Our students are prepared and encouraged to pursue master’s level social work education and training. Our accreditation entitles our graduates to apply for advanced standing in these programs. Master’s programs around the country accept a percentage of applicants in advanced standing, which allows students to graduate with their master’s degree in one year as opposed to the traditional two years.