BS in Social Work

ISC - Long Island University, Brooklyn, United States
BS in Social Work
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 5,940,402
Course Accredited By MSCHE
4 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree Up to 18% scholarship

The profession of social work is growing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018) projects a high demand for social workers due to job growth in fields, such as mental health and substance abuse, and settings, such as hospitals. It’s never been a better time to join this dynamic and diverse profession.

The program prepares entry-level social work practitioners to meet the growing, unique and varied social service needs of the diverse communities of Brooklyn, New York City, and beyond. Graduates of the program have strong clinical, advocacy and administrative skills that they use in community-based, governmental, and for-profit organizations across the region.

The mission of the program is to guide a diverse student body on a path of critical inquiry with the goal of building competent, compassionate and committed generalist practitioners. The program, grounded in the professions knowledge, skills, and values, teaches students to become civically engaged by developing a nurturing learning community, both in the classroom and in the field. The program challenges students to work toward a just, equitable, and caring society that is free from oppression and discrimination.

The curriculum of the program reflects, and responds to, the educational needs of a non-traditional, racially and ethnically diverse student body, that will in turn, work with an equally diverse population of more than 2 million people in Brooklyn.

The program partners with local community-based organizations to provide well-trained generalist practice social workers, prepared to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities through a variety of methods.

In addition to preparing students for careers in social work, the program also prepares students who seek to pursue a graduate degree in social work and in other related fields. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for advanced standing in a graduate program in Social Work. With Advanced Standing, students only need to complete one-year of graduate study to earn their master degree.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements
Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 75 or 79 (varies by program)
  • IELTS 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) 50
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English 90 (Post) 
  • GPA: 2.0 – 2.5

English Language Institute

  • TOEFL (iBT) No official score required
  • IELTS Below 6.0 (Post) 
  • Pearson (PTE) Below 50
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English Under 90 (Post) 
  • GPA: 2.0 - 2.5

Graduation Requirements


  • FYS 01 First Year Seminar 1.00 hrs
  • Core Curriculum Requirements Bulletin 2020 – 2021


  • English Composition - ENG 16 or 16 X 3.00hrs
  • English Literature: ENG 61, 62, 63 or 64 3.00hrs
  • Philosophy: PHI 61 or 62 3.00 hrs
  • Foreign Language 3.00 hrs
  • Social SciencesHistory 3.00 hrs
  • Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology 3.00 hrs
  • Anthropology, Economics Political Science, Psychology, Sociology 3.00 hrs
  • Science and MathematicsMathematics: MTH 15 or 16 (3-4 credits) 3.00 hrs
  • Laboratory Science: BIO 1 or 3 4.00 hrs
  • Communication, Visual & Performing Arts Oral Communications: SPE 3 3.00 hrs
  • Art, Dance, Journalism, Music, Theatre, Media Arts 3.00 hrs
  • SWK 101 Introduction to Social Work 3.00 hrs
  • SWK 114 Social Welfare History & Institutions 3.00 hrs
  • SWK 116 Diversity 3.00 hrs
  • SWK 121 Social Work Research 3.00 hrs
  • SWK 123 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3.00 hrs
  • SWK 124 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3.00 hrs
  • SWK 132 Human Rights and Social Justice 3.00 hrs
  • SWK 170 Social Work Practice I 3.00 hrs
  • SWK 171 Social Work Practice II 3.00 hrs
  • SWK 180 Social Work Fieldwork I 4.00 hrs
  • SWK 181 Social Work Fieldwork II 4.00 hrs
  • SWK 182 Fieldwork Seminar I 3.00 hrs
  • SWK 183 Fieldwork Seminar II 3.00hrs

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