B.A. in Social Work
The profession of social work is growing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018) projects a high demand for social workers due to job growth in fields, such as mental health and substance abuse, and settings, such as hospitals. It’s never been a better time to join this dynamic and diverse profession.
The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) program at LIU Brooklyn prepares entry-level social work practitioners to meet the growing, unique and varied social service needs of the diverse communities of Brooklyn, New York City, and beyond. Graduates of LIU’s BAW program have strong clinical, advocacy and administrative skills that they use in community-based, governmental, and for-profit organizations across the region.
The mission of the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) Program at LIU Brooklyn is to guide a diverse student body on a path of critical inquiry with the goal of building competent, compassionate and committed generalist practitioners. The program, grounded in the professions knowledge, skills, and values, teaches students to become civically engaged by developing a nurturing learning community, both in the classroom and in the field. The program challenges students to work toward a just, equitable, and caring society that is free from oppression and discrimination.
The curriculum of LIU Brooklyn’s BASW program reflects, and responds to, the educational needs of a non-traditional, racially and ethnically diverse student body, that will in turn, work with an equally diverse population of more than 2 million people in Brooklyn.
The BASW program at LIU Brooklyn partners with local community-based organizations to provide well-trained generalist practice social workers, prepared to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities through a variety of methods.
In addition to preparing students for careers in social work, LIU’s BASW program also prepares students who seek to pursue a graduate degree in social work and in other related fields. Students who successfully complete the BASW Program at LIU Brooklyn may be eligible for advanced standing in a graduate program in Social Work. With Advanced Standing, students only need to complete one-year of graduate study to earn their master degree.
BASW students are required to complete a total of 120 credits, 47 credits in social work, including successful completion of a 400-hour internship in the senior year.
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Outcomes Assessment