The Profession of Social Work offers rewarding career opportunities.
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A social work degree prepares professionals with the knowledge and skills to partner with and empower individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities in promoting health and well-being, through the provision of psychosocial services and advocacy.
According to the US Department of Labor, between 2014 -2024, the employment demand for social workers is expected increase 12% and this demand is higher than for all other occupations due to increased need for health care and social services (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm).
Social workers work in a variety of settings including: schools, hospitals, mental health, substance treatment, social service agencies, military and veterans’ services, child welfare, aging services, criminal justice, advocacy, public policy, business and industry. While the profession provides opportunities for a range of specialty areas, all social workers are bound by a Code of Ethics valuing the dignity and worth of the individual, service, social and economic justice and human rights. At the Baccalaureate level, social workers are prepared for generalist level practice. At the graduate level, MSW students are prepared for advanced level practice.
Here is some information on our undergraduate and graduate social work programs:
- The Undergraduate Social Work Program at the College at Brockport has been continuously accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1971. Full-time and part-time plan of study options are available. Students earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the College at Brockport are eligible to apply to MSW programs offering Advanced Standing admission. Advanced Standing students are able to complete their MSW degree in one year of full-time study. Get more information about admission to the undergraduate social work program.
- The Greater Rochester Collaborative MSW program (GRCMSW) is co-sponsored by the College at Brockport and Nazareth College. The GRC MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and the curriculum is also approved for clinical course hours required for the LCSW license. The GRC MSW program is consistently in the top tier of NYS schools with high pass rates on the LMSW licensing exam. Full time and part-time plan of study options are available.
The profession needs social workers that are able to work as effective team members with commitment to address challenges facing our interconnected global society. If you have a passion for making a difference and the dedication to develop competencies required for professional practice we invite you to consider applying for one of our social work programs.