Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Social Work (BS)

Admission and Retention Requirements

Students must have completed 40 credits and must have a 2.5 GPA, including SWK 200, MTH 113, and POL 100 for entry into the program. Students are required to maintain a 2.5 cumulative CUNY College of Staten Island GPA in Social Work courses to remain in good standing in the BSSW Program. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all Social Work courses, except SWK 350 and SWK 360 and SWK 365, where a grade of B or better is required to advance. SWK 454 and SWK 464 are graded pass/fail.

Transfer Students

The academic records of transfer students will be reviewed and equated with the academic major and general education course offerings of the College of Staten Island to determine the placement of the students in the program.

Applications and Deadlines

Application forms can be obtained from the Department of Social Work website or from the Department of Social Work office. In addition to the application form, applicants will need to include copies of academic transcripts, a resume detailing volunteer, paid, and unpaid experience, and a well-written and structured personal statement addressing questions specified in the application form. Deadline for applications are February 15th for entry in to the Fall of that same year. Applications are reviewed by at least two members of the BSSW Admissions Committee and applicants will be notified of decisions in April of the year of the application. Please consult the Program Director for specific admission procedures.

General Education Requirements  42 credits 
Major Requirements  76-82 credits 
Total Credits Required  120*

*22 credits required for the major may also be used to satisfy general education requirements.

Major Requirements

SOC 100People and Society(IS)

3

PSY 100Psychology(IS)

3

POL 100American Government and Politics(US)

3

SWK 200Introduction to Social Work(RNL)

3

 

BIO 106Principles of Biology I(LP)

3

BIO 107Principles of Biology I Laboratory(RLA)

1

OR

BIO 170General Biology I(LP)(STEM)

3

BIO 171General Biology I Laboratory(CO)

1

 

PSY 202Psychopathology(RLA)

4

MTH 113Introduction to Probability and Statistics(MQ)(STEM)

4

Any 200-level sociology (SOC) course

4

The following major requirements, MTH 113, BIO 106/BIO 107 or BIO 170/171, SOC 100, PSY 100, and PSY 202, may also be used to satisfy general education.

Professional Foundation Content Requirements

SWK 300Social Work Research I(RNL)

3

SWK 302Social Work Research II(RNL)

3

SWK 305Diversity in Social Work(RNL)

3

SWK 306Community Service Learning & Professional Development Seminar(RNL)

2

SWK 308Community Service Learning Experience(RNL)

1

SWK 311Human Behavior in the Social Environment I(RNL)

3

SWK 312Human Behavior in the Social Environment II(RNL)

3

SWK 322Social Work Ethics and Human Rights(RLA)

3

SWK 350Social Work Practice I(RNL)

3

SWK 360Social Work Practice II(RNL)

3

SWK 365Social Work Practice III(RLA)

3

SWK 370Social Welfare Policy I: History, Trends and Fundamental Concepts(RNL)

3

SWK 454Social Work Field Practicum I(RNL)

4

SWK 455Social Work Field Seminar I(RNL)

2

SWK 464Social Work Field Practicum II(RNL)

4

SWK 465Social Work Field Seminar II(RNL)

2

SWK 470Social Welfare Policy II: Social Welfare, Social Policy and the Social Work Profession(RNL)

3

Social Work Elective

Social Work Elective

3

Foreign Language Requirement

ARB/ASL/CHN/FRN/ITL/SPNDemonstration of proficiency in a foreign language through the Intermediate level 213 or above

0-4

Total Credit Hours: 76-82

Total Credit Hours: 120

Fieldwork

Fieldwork courses are included in the Professional Foundation Content Requirement. Fieldwork is designed to facilitate the integration of theoretical knowledge and professional skills. Students are placed in health, education, and social service agencies on Staten Island and in other boroughs for two semesters during their senior year. Under the supervision of professional social workers, students work with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Students are evaluated by the agency supervisor at the end of each semester. Students participate in the evaluation process and sign the evaluation forms.