Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) in Social Welfare Program

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 welfare major.

For sheer abundance of options, it's hard to beat careers in social work. To help you prepare for these opportunities, the UAlbany School of Social Welfare offers a bachelor's of science (B.S.) degree in social welfare that offers a number of unique strengths:

  1. School of Social Welfare StudentsAccreditation by the Council on Social Work Education
  2. Faculty who have won many honors for their research and dedication to solving human problems and have helped propel the School of Social Welfare to a top-25 ranking in U.S. News and World Report
  3. An opportunity to practice what you learn via a full year of fieldwork (social work internship) in a social welfare agency
  4. 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
  5. A focus on preparing students to become professionals in social work

Qualification for advanced standing in MSW degree programs

To learn more, visit the program curriculum, review the course offerings or apply to the School.

The SSW also has a new minor starting in Fall 2019. The Social Welfare Studies Minor compliments study in a variety of fields for which a broader perspective on human development, the structure and development of social systems, and the impact of both on individuals, families and communities are relevant. For more information, please click here.