The B.S. in Social Welfare at UAlbany-SUNY

Where do you see your future? Perhaps you'd like to counsel at-risk children or work with seniors, run a homeless shelter or treat addictions, promote workplace diversity or change social welfare policy - all to help people function at their best in society.

That would make you an ideal social work major.

For sheer abundance of options, it's hard to beat careers in social work. To help you prepare for these careers, the UAlbany-SUNY School of Social Welfare offers an undergraduate degree program whose high national ranking comes from a host of strengths:

  • Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Faculty who have won many honors for their research and dedication to solving human problems
  • An opportunity to practice what you learn via a full year of fieldwork
  • A program that has produced a New York State Social Work Student of the Year, a winner of the Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence, and numerous students who have presented papers at professional conferences
  • A focus on preparing students to become professionals in social work
  • Qualification for advanced standing in MSW degree programs