Social Work

Degrees Granted
BSW, Minor
Degree Level
Garden City, NY, Hauppauge, NY, Manhattan, NY, Middletown, NY

Join one of the highest-ranked programs in the country, designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in social work.

Why Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work?

You’ll provide clinical services, such as therapy or counseling, to help people overcome challenges. You can be a school social worker, child social worker, medical social worker or take one of many other career paths to help others.

Why Major in Social Work at Adelphi?

  • Learn in small classes taught by our world-class faculty, who will guide you academically and professionally.
  • Gain a deep understanding of social issues through our innovative curriculum, emphasizing hands-on learning in real-world community settings.
  • Graduate career-ready after two years of valuable internship experiences.

Stravroula Kyriakakis, PhD teaching social work students at the Manhattan Center.


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our social work graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

Prior to Adelphi, I was a regular volunteer, but I didn’t think about becoming a world changer. My mentors helped me realize that I was not a dot in a sea of uncontrollable circumstances—that I can create what I need to create for myself and others. I learned that loving something means challenging it.

Florie St. Aime ’11, MSW ’13 Trainer at Global Trauma Research Inc., Co-facilitator, at Radical Social Workers Clinical Workgroup

Minor & Concentrations

Child and Family Studies

Take an optional concentration in child and family studies with specialized courses and field placements during your junior and senior years.

The ANSWER Program

A convenient evening BSW program for social work undergraduates. Its flexible model accommodates you if you’re changing fields to pursue a career in social work.

Child Development and Family Studies Minor

You can follow your interest without the additional work of a second major. The School of Social Work offers an interdisciplinary minor in child and family studies.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Studying social work at Adelphi is a hands-on experience. Before graduating you’ll complete 700 hours of fieldwork and follow in the footsteps of fellow Adelphi alums who held internships at some of the top human services organizations in the New York area, including:

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

Cheryl Mcauliffe

Director of Undergraduate Social Work
Phone Number
Social Work Building 225

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