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Social Work Program

Bachelor of Social Work Program (BSW)

The Social Work Program’s principal mission is preparing students for beginning level, professional generalist social work practice in a culturally diverse society and an increasingly global environment. Central to this mission is preparing students for a profession dedicated to assisting individuals, groups, families, communities, and organizations in their quest for well-being. The program is committed to teaching students to work for the development of a society which promotes equality, justice, respect for human diversity, and adequate sustenance for all its members. The program seeks to train and encourage its students to be active, personally and professionally, in taking leadership roles in addressing social problems and challenging social, economic, and environmental injustice. The program is committed to developing students’ skills in culturally competent social work practice, research, social service and social policy formation, and political advocacy in order to further this mission.

Curriculum Overview  About the Program Social Work Faculty  Field Education BSW Student Handbook 2022-2023

Apply to the Social Work Program

Once having declared Social Work as their major at Ramapo College, to be considered for
formal admission to the BSW program, an applicant must:

  1. Have a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA
  2. Complete all prerequisite courses and earn an average of at least a B in Introduction to
    Social Work and History and Philosophy of Social Welfare.
  3. Complete and submit the BSW program application.

Social Work Program Application