The Forham University School of Social Service is located in New York City and offers a Baccalaureate Degree in Social Work, a Master of Social Work degree, and a PhD in Social Work. The social work major offered by Fordham University is meant to give undergraduate students a solid background in generalist social work practice. Prospective BSW students can apply for the social work major after completing at least 50 hours of liberal arts coursework, including several areas of prerequisites such as introductory sociology, psychology, and American government.
The BSW major consists of 33 credit hours and is meant to be completed within 2 years on either a full-time or part-time basis. BSW students must also complete a year-long field practicum of 600 hours. Students have three options for completion of the field practicum: the 21-hour option, in which students attend field placement three days a week for about eight months; the 14-hour option, in which students attend field placement two days a week for ten to eleven months; or work study, in which students are able to meet the field education requirements in the social service agency where they are employed. There are BSW jobs and the school will help you with understanding the options. (more…)