In a broad field, it's important to develop a specialty to increase your effectiveness and marketability. At LIU Post you'll have a choice of five concentration areas and engage in interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Department of Social Work offers undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for practice as a social worker with diverse populations, including individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities including those who are oppressed and discriminated against, in a variety of fields and settings, using a wide range of methods.
Field work in varied settings, including schools, homeless shelters, child and family counseling centers, charitable organizations, senior citizen facilities, and social service agencies enhances academic learning and allows you to make a real impact on a multicultural society. Social Work as a profession is an exciting growth area that offers professional flexibility and personal satisfaction.
Classroom instruction and internship placements are led by a faculty who are locally and nationally recognized for their scholarly contributions to social justice and improving the human condition.
All programs in the Department of Social Work are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), signifying that it meets the highest standards of academic excellence.Program Goals
The LIU Post Social Work Program’s course of study is designed to prepare students to possess the competencies required in entry-level generalist social work practice (as defined by CSWE) and to continue their education at the graduate level. The program combines classroom and field instruction to prepare students who identify with the values and norms of the social work profession. Graduates of the program are able to understand and influence social policies and employ an evidence-based approach that includes evaluating their own practice as well as relying on research findings and practice wisdom to guide professional decisions.
Our specific program goals state that upon completion of the program, students will be ready to:
|Undergraduate Programs||Graduate Programs|
|B.S. in Social Work||Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)|
||Advance Certificate in Forensic Social Work|