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  Director: Claudia L. Moreno
Location: Casey Hall Room 104 
Phone: (845) 848-4078 
Fax: (845) 359-7801
Email: Claudia.moreno@dc.edu 

About the Program

If you are interested in helping people, social justice and/or community action, you can acquire the basic skills and knowledge through our BSW program. This degree leads to generalist social work practice in a social agency or institution and allows for eligibility into the second year of a MSW program (referred to as advanced standing). 

The program is designed to provide the student with insights about the biopsychosocial development of individuals as well as global knowledge including social justice, economic equality, and cultural awareness. The program is concerned with the needs of the vulnerable and those who are in a powerless position in society. We call on the “strengths perspective and empowerment” theory in order to consider the needs of the underclass.  Major theories, skills and self-awareness are incorporated into our program to provide our students with a rich foundation in the field of social work. 

The three items that the program is designed to do are:

  1. Preparing students to qualify as beginning-level generalist social work professionals.
  2. Promoting an environment which honors diversity and advances social justice.
  3. Providing the foundation for an appreciation of lifelong learning and advancement in graduate level social work education.


The Major in Social Work  

Students pursuing a Bachelors of Social Work will need 45 credits in the Social Work Professional core and a concentration of 18 credits in one of the social sciences as well as nine credits in two of the other social sciences: Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, History, Criminal Justice, and Economics.


The Social Work Program is fully accredited at the undergraduate level by The Council on Social Work Education (C.S.W.E.), 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria VA 22314-3421.

 More information: 


  • Program Events


    March 24, 2014, Social Work Community Day 11 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. in the Palisades Room.
    For more information click here.


    April 10, 2014, 3rd Annual Social Work Student Advocacy Conference 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    April 28 2014, Social Work Senior Pinning and Honor Phi Alpha Honor Society Induction Ceremony 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


    May 8, 2014, Social Work Field Faculty Luncheon, 12 noon Holt Room, Hennessey Center
    May 18, 2014, Graduation Day

  • Student Resources 

    :: To view the program requirements click here.

    :: Visit the Social Work Program’s Facebook page by clicking here.

    :: Read the New Social Worker Magazine (the social worker careers magazine) by clicking this link.

    :: In order to graduate from the BSW program all social work majors must complete this certification course.

    :: Click here to view the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics.

    :: Where do you want to be a Social Worker? Social Work License Map describes social work licensure requirements state by state.

    :: Click here to learn more about Social Work Licensure requirements.


  • Social Work Club

    The Social Work Club meets the first Monday of each month in the Social Work office, located in Casey Hall, Room 104

    The officers for the Social Work Club for the 2013-2014 year are:

    Co-Presidents - Jan-yves Amit (senior) and Courtney Fields (senior)

    Vice President - Emiliah Burgos (junior)

    Secretary - Eileen Hendriksen (junior)

    Treasurer - Yaritza Huertas (junior)