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.



How to apply to the BSW program for next Fall?

All current Hunter College students and prospective transfer applicants need to submit a CUNY Application for Transfer Applicants for Fall 2019 to apply for the BSW Program. Please select “Social Work” under academic program choice.

Current Hunter College students: Make sure to complete the Introduction to Social Work pre-requisite course before Fall semester to be reviewed for the BSW program.

Transfer Applicants: The admission to the BSW program is a two-step process. Transfer applicants will first be reviewed for admission into the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences before they can be reviewed for admission to the BSW program.


Step 1: 

Fill out the CUNY Bachelor of Social Work Application for Transfer Applicants at and submit the application fee.


Step 2: 

Attach the following documents to your CUNY Bachelor of Social Work Application for Transfer Applicants:

  • Essay/Personal Statement (200 to 500 words): Why do you want to pursue your BSW? What makes you a suitable BSW student? Why do you want to pursue the Child Welfare or Care Coordination track?
  • Resume
  • Field Work Experience Verification Letter


Step 3: 

Add the name/email for a minimum of two recommenders to the CUNY Application for Transfer Applicants. Please note, one recommender should be academic and one from a volunteer or paid experience in social work related field. The system will automatically alert the recommender of your request via email.


Step 4 (for transfer applicants only):

Request for official transcripts from all previously attended institutions to be sent to the CUNY University Application Processing Center (UAPC):

Transfer Admission
P.O. Box 359023
Brooklyn, NY 11235-9023

For additional details on the CUNY Application, please visit



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

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Application Period

CUNY Application for Transfer Applicants for Fall 2019 is available on website. 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
Have a question? Read our FAQs for the BSW program.


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