Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work Graduating Class of 2018

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.



  1. Completed Application
  2. Two Letters of Recommendation – One academic, one volunteer or paid experience in social work related field.
  3. Verification of completed, 32 hour volunteer assignment from the Intro to Social Work course (Not required for BMCC, Human Service Program graduates.)
  4. Copy of Student Transcript
  5. 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.



Year One
Fall Spring
  • SW 310 Social Work Practice and learning Lab I
  • SW 320 Introduction to Social Work Policy I
  • SW 330 Human Behavior/the Social   Environment  I
  • SW 311 Social Work Practice and Learning Lab II
  • SW 340 or 350 Social Work Policy II (either Child Welfare or Care Coordination)
  • SW 331 Human Behavior / the Social Environment II
Year Two
Fall Spring
  • SW Practice in Child Welfare I (SW 410) or  SW Practice in Care Coordination (SW 420)
  • SW 430 Integrative Seminar I
  • SW 440 Social Work Research
  • Field Practicum—2 full day , 14 hours
  • SW Practice in Child Welfare II  (SW 411) Or SW Practice in Care Coordination II (SW 421)
  • SW 431 Integrative Seminar II
  • Field Practicum—2 full day, 14 hours

Click here to see the Degree Map.


Application Period

Applications for the Fall 2019 BSW Program will open December 1, 2018. The application will be available until April 1, 2019.

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 Thank you for your interest.


Have a question? Read our FAQs for the BSW program.

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