The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College is proud to launch its practice based BSW program for Fall 2016. The BSW Program is open to matriculated Hunter College students with a credit range of up to 80 credits.
The BSW program offers students the opportunity to link theory and practice by participating in a robust curriculum and established field placements. Students will learn the core skills of assessment, engagement, intervention, advocacy, and documentation through a generalist practice lens. The BSW program will prepare our students to become knowledgeable, caring front line workers in areas of Child Welfare and Care Coordination.
To apply; A full-time student accepted at Hunter College. Successfully completed the Introduction to Social Work gateway course with a “B” or better which includes having completed 32 hours of volunteer assignment. Must have an overall GPA, of at least a 2.75 for admission.
- Completed Application
- Two Letters of Recommendation – One academic, one volunteer or paid experience in social work related field.
- Verification of completed, 32 hour volunteer assignment from the Intro to Social Work course (Not required for BMCC, Human Service Program graduates.)
- Copy of Student Transcript
- Personal Statement (200 to 500 words). For example why do you want to pursue your BSW? What makes you a suitable BSW student?
At present courses will only be offered during the day for this two year program. Classes will be held at both Hunter College campuses, Hunter College Main and Silberman School of Social Work.
*Please note: the social work courses which make up the major are a closed course curriculum, must be taken sequentially, and are not open to other majors.
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Applications for the Fall 2017 BSW Program will open Monday, October 31st 2016 and close Friday April 28th 2017. (deadline has been extended to May 31st.) If you are considering applying, please allow time to gather all relevant and required materials prior to the deadline. As with our 2016 class, we expect the selection process, which includes a group interview, to be extremely competitive.
If you have any questions regarding BSW Admissions, please read the Frequently Asked Questions listed on the site. In addition, you can email the department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest.
Have a question? Read our FAQs for the BSW program.