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Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Social Work Major

Are you interested in a career that is personally rewarding and in-demand?  You've come to the right place.

Rutgers School of Social Work offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a social work major in New Brunswick, Camden, and Mays Landing. This outstanding professional degree program prepares graduates for generalist social work practice with individuals, families, and communities in a number of different settings. Graduates of our program work in education, health care, social welfare advocacy, addiction counseling, and many other important human service fields. If you’re considering a career where you can make a positive difference in the world, this may be the program for you. The Rutgers Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a social work major is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and is equivalent to the CSWE-accredited BSW degree.

It’s important to know that our social work program is different than many others. Social work majors engage in field work during their senior year, gaining hands-on experience working with diverse populations and creating valuable mentoring relationships that benefit students throughout their career. Rutgers School of Social Work partners with approximately 900 agencies in the region, providing opportunities for students to gain experience in their specific area of interest. In addition, Rutgers provides almost unlimited opportunities for social work students to become active leaders at the School and on campus.  If this sounds like the program for you, we encourage you to learn more about this important and growing field. Social work information sessions and personal advising are available for continuing Rutgers students and those considering transferring to Rutgers. 

To learn more about requirements and the social work major declaration procedure, click here. You can also connect with the School of Social Work Office of Admissions to learn more or schedule a visit: or 848-932-7520. We look forward to hearing from you!  

View the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a social work major prerequisites and curriculum at-a-glance. 

BASW curriculum at a glance

View the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a social work major brochure.

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