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Department of Social Work

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) initially accredited the Bachelor of Science (Social Work Program) in 1985 and the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program at CUNY York College in 2021. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognizes CSWE’s Board of Accreditation (BOA) as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories. 

The Department of Social Work offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, which prepares students for entry-level generalist urban practice and provides a local and global context for understanding and addressing the experiences of people and societies. The department also offers a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, which focuses on generalist practice in the first year and a healthcare specialization in the advanced year.

BS in Social Work Program
Bachelor of Science (BS) Social Work Program Overview
MSW Program
The Master Social Work (MSW) Program at CUNY York College

MSW group pic Dec 2022

The Department of Social Work seeks to provide scholars with the opportunity to reinforce, integrate, and demonstrate the practice behaviors associated with each of the 9 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Competencies:

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

Competency 2:  Advance Human Rights and Social, Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice

Competency 3: Engage Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI) In Practice                       

Competency 4: Engage In Practice-Informed Research and Research-Informed Practice

Competency 5: Engage In Policy Practice

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities  

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and CommunitiesWe are located in AC-3A11

June Summer Hours (email Dr. Selena T Rodgers, Chairperson, Department of Social Work at srodgers@york.cuny.edu)

Day

Time

Monday

10am - 6pm Office Open

Tuesday

10am - 6pm Office Open

Wednesday

10am - 6pm Office Open

Professor Shirell Roeback, BS (Social Work) Program Director, you may contact her via email at sroeback@york.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment, 11am - 1pm

Thursday

10am - 6pm Office Open