Bachelor of Social Work

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at William Paterson provides students with the training and credentials necessary for careers as case workers, case managers, child welfare specialists, correctional counselors, substance abuse counselors, and related fields. The program is comprised of 14 required courses, which students take in sequence, culminating with a 400-hour internship experience during the fall and spring semesters of the senior year. 

If you are interested in learning more, please email BSW Program Director Jessica Lake.

Our program is guided by national standards for the field set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). See here for details about our accreditation process.

Our BSW program will graduate its first cohort in June 2025. Program graduates will be eligible for advanced standing status in Master's Social Work (MSW) programs, which will allow them to complete their MSW in one year of post-graduate study. 

University catalog – view requirements and course descriptions: