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Baccalaureate Social Work (B.S.W.) is the only undergraduate major that educates students to be professional social workers. Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into direct human service professional positions — ready to excel in careers in social work and ready to do post-graduate work at the master's degree level. They possess the intellectual, practical, and professional skills needed to promote beneficial change in the lives of their clients.
Social work employers recognize the specialized education and skills that empower B.S.W.'s to make an immediate impact on their organizations and in the lives of their consumers. While sociology, psychology, and related degrees provide generalized preparation for a number of careers, the B.S.W. degree provides specific, targeted training that treats the whole person within the context of his or her environment.
Students in the Social Work Program at SUNY Plattsburgh have a 95% acceptance rate to graduate schools both in the United States and in Canada. Some of the schools that students have been accepted at are:
Our Career Development Center provides services, resources, and programs designed to help students and alumni to better understand the career development process, and to enhance their professional preparation and employability.
If you would like more information about social work at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact
Margaretha Wilcke, Chairperson
Office: Ward Hall 112-C
Phone: (518) 564-4250
Fax: (518) 564-4161