SOCIAL WORK

B.S. 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 program 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 the program have strong clinical, advocacy and administrative skills that they use in community-based, governmental, and for-profit organizations across the region.

The program 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, the program also prepares students who seek to pursue a graduate degree in social work and in other related fields. Students who successfully complete the program 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.

Social Work 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.

Social Work BSSW Student Handbook 2020-2021

Social Work BSSW Field Manual


Becoming a BSSW Student

In order to be considered by the BSSW Program, you must apply for admission to Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Please apply online at My LIU For more information on the university admissions process, visit the Office of Admissions website.

Once a LIU Brooklyn student, you can you can declare a social work major at any time. However, only students meeting the following criteria will be considered in good standing in the BSSW Program:

  • Maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.5, and a cumulative GPA in Social Work courses of a 3.0.
  • Earn a grade of “B” or higher in SWK 101;
  • Meet regularly with a social work faculty advisor; AND
  • Act in accordance with the National Association of Social Work (NASW) Code of Ethics (https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English) and the International Federation of Social Workers/International Association of Schools of Social Work Ethics in Social Work Statement of Principles (http://ifsw.org/policies/statement-of-ethical-principles/).

Program Outcomes

Summary of the Program's Assessment Plan | Generalist Practice
Assessment Measure #1: FPPAI (Field Measure)
Dimension(s) assessed Values, Skills, Cognitive Affect
When/where students are assessed: May 2019 via electronic evaluation
Who assessed student competence: Field Instructor
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement
for Competencies 1-9:
Students must score a minimum of 3 on all items (3=competent)

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have
achieved the minimum score, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:
90%
Assessment Measure #2: FCAI (Foundation Curriculum Assessment
Dimension(s) assessed: Knowledge
Who assessed student competence: Program Faculty
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement for 
Competencies 1-9
Meeting & Exceeding Competency relates to students answering  50% or more
of the total number of questions correctly
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have
achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:
90%


Long Island University Brooklyn Campus, BSSW Program
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes - Last Completed on July 2nd, 2020

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK (%)

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK



Program Option #1
Brooklyn Campus, Face-to Face

n = 7

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

90% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

91.5%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

90% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

100%

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

90% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

100%

Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

90% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

83%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

90% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

91.5%

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

100%

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

100%

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

100%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

75%

Hallmarks of the BSSW Program

  • The BSSW Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the national accreditor of U.S. social work schools and programs; signifying that it meets the highest standards of academic excellence
  • Small class sizes for individualized learning;
  • Faculty advisement to guide you through the program;
  • Full-time and part-time options available;
  • Classes offered weekdays and weekday evenings;
  • Career planning and placement assistance to support your job search and/or your applications for graduate study; and
  • If supported, eligibility to apply for “advanced standing” in LIU Brooklyn’s or in another CSWE-accredited social work program’s Master of Social Work (MSW) degree thereby earning a MSW in one instead of two years if full-time

CONTACT

School of Health Professions