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  School of Social Work 2019-2021 Degree Programs Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree with Social Work Major  

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree with Social Work Major

The bachelor of arts with a major in social work (B.A.), offered by the School of Social Work at both Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers University-Camden, is a professional degree program that prepares graduates for beginning social work practice. Students are prepared for professional practice as well as graduate study in social work and related fields. The focus for practice includes work with special populations, including the poor, the oppressed, and other at-risk groups. The program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. It stresses research-based instruction, individualized work with students, and "hands-on" experience as part of the learning process. Participants are expected to acquire the knowledge base and professional ethics, values, and skills to work effectively within individual, family, group, organizational, and community levels of practice.

The bachelor of arts degree program is offered through the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers-New Brunswick andthe College of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers-Camden. Additional information is available online at

Additional information about undergraduate courses can be found in the New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog at

Newark Campus

A separate accredited undergraduate program leading to a bachelor of arts degree in social work is offered at Rutgers University-Newark through both the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and University College-Newark. For further information about the program in Newark, call 973-353-5092, visit, or write to the Social Work Program, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 360 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Hill Hall West, Suite 413-423, Newark, NJ 07102.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
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