B.S. Social Work

Imagine Your Impact – Embark on a Career in Social Work

Now you can earn a values-oriented degree in Social Work at a variety of locations!  The Program will prepare you with knowledge, values, and skills needed to succeed as a professional Social Worker.

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Concordia College New York’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work prepares you to make a difference in the lives of others.

The program features a multi-disciplinary curriculum with a liberal arts core, infused with coursework in psychology, sociology, human behavior, and social services, taught by culturally sensitive professors with years of expertise in the field. Classroom studies take on personal meaning when applied to a full range of fieldwork experiences, working with individuals, groups, families, and diverse populations.

The 122-credit Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree can be earned by completing Concordia’s liberal arts core, Social Work courses, and acceptable transfer credits.

Students earning a Concordia BS in Social Work degree may apply to schools that accept Advanced Standing* to earn a Master’s in Social Work in as soon as one year.  This can save time and money for a degree at the graduate level.

Students will complete 500 hours of fieldwork in supervised social work settings.  The Assistant Dean of Social Work and Field Coordinators match students individually with agencies and field supervisors. At each field placement, a supervisor meets with the student face-to-face weekly and provides a formal evaluation of their work each semester.

Degree Facts

  • 4 semesters through Concordia College.
  • Classes conveniently offered Sundays (half-day) and weeknights.
  • Locations: Brooklyn, Monsey, Crown Heights, Lakewood, The Five Towns.
  • Generous transfer credit policy*

* Up to 30 seminary credits may be accepted toward the degree program

The Office of the Registrar at Concordia College – New York grants transfer credits to students who have completed courses at accredited institutions and have provided their official transcripts for evaluation. The Office of the Registrar evaluates and accepts only credits that are applicable to the student’s program of study and reflect a final grade of ‘C’ or above. Accepted credits are applied to the student’s record, reflected on their academic planner, but not calculated into their Concordia College GPA. The transfer credit planner will also be shared with the student’s advisor to assist with schedule creation and developing a graduation plan.
Acceptable transfer credit options vary and include, but are not limited to, the following: Traditional college credits, CLEP (College Level Examination Program) Exam, AP (Advanced Placement) scores, VLE (Validated Learning Experiences), IB (International Baccalaureates), CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam), A-Levels and Military credits, and Coopersmith exams.

Per the Regulations of the Commissioner of the Education Department of the State of New York, Concordia College New York is not authorized to offer a complete program at an extension site.


Tuition for the undergraduate programs is $6,000 per term. Students who follow the traditional Cohort model usually complete the program in four semesters. Students who wish to proceed at a slower pace can do so as well at adjusted tuition rates.

In addition to seminary credits, students will likely need to take a limited amount of additional exams or courses to complete their degree. These additional courses can cost up to $1,500.   Sara Schenirer provides personalized guidance to determine which transfer high-school credits, CLEPs, or other previous college coursework will be accepted to help maximize the credits earned toward your degree.

Financial Aid

Eligible students can receive financial aid.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be completed online at https://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Concordia’s FAFSA school code is 002709. Be sure to complete the correct year’s application (2017-18 for spring 2018; 2018-19 for fall 2018).

The TAP application is available approximately one week after the FAFSA is submitted, at https://www.hesc.ny.gov and should be completed by New York State residents only.


The need for social workers within the Jewish community has steadily emerged in recent years. Unprecedented population growth has amplified the demand for qualified professionals well-acquainted with the unique needs of our communities and cultural perspectives in the mental/emotional health and human services fields. Opportunities for specialization abound, and the availability of employment positions is higher than ever.

Nationally, the outlook is strong as well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “The employment of social workers is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by increased demand for health care and social services, but will vary by specialty.”

Why It Works

    • Satisfying and meaningful occupation
    • Ideal for private and group practitioners
  • Outstanding career growth
  • Degree prepares you for M.S.W. Programs
  • Advanced Standing may reduce time and expense of master’s program by one year
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A “Kosher” Social Work program?

Concordia College New York is noted for its exceptional BS in Social Work Program, cultural sensitivity, and affordability. All courses are taught by faculty who are acutely aware of the cultural sensitivities related to this training and how to address them. Prominent rabbonim have been consulted to ensure that this program is religiously appropriate.

*Advanced Standing credits the student for studies completed in a Bachelor of Science in Social Work program. It is the equivalent of transferring into the Master’s in Social Work program with 50% of the degree already completed.