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Social Work Department

Social Work Department



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About the Social Work Department

Social work is the profession of helping individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities  enhance their capacities for social functioning and to create societal conditions favorable to achieving their goals. It is a helping profession, connecting people with the resources they need to cope and lead more productive and satisfying lives.

Social work is practiced in many settings, including hospitals, schools, substance abuse treatment centers, community mental health agencies, nursing homes, and child and family agencies. As a social worker, you can work with all people, from infants to older adults.

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BSW Program Successes


The Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree program at Nazareth College and the Greater Rochester Collaborative (GRC) Master of Social Work Degree Program are both accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the accrediting body for all baccalaureate and graduate-level social work programs in the United States.

The undergraduate social work program at Nazareth College received its initial accreditation by CSWE in 1977. Graduates of the program may apply for admission to advanced-standing programs in graduate schools of social work. The graduate social work program received its initial accreditation in 2003. Both programs are also registered with the Division of Professional Education, New York State Education Department.

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