Potential Career Paths
This major prepares students for professional practice or graduate study in social work and related fields. Social work graduates may start their careers as child, family, or school social workers with human services organizations or state and local government. Graduates may also find positions in public health, mental health, or substance abuse within the healthcare industry. Additionally, social work graduates may become planners and policymakers, and develop programs to address societal issues such as child abuse, homelessness, substance abuse, poverty, and violence.
Academic credit is not given for life experience. Students should contact the department for advising. For additional information visit the Department of Social Work’s website. The off-campus degree in Social Work is designed specifically for students who have completed the Associate of Science, Pre-Social Work degree at Brookdale Community College. Students with Associate Degrees in other fields or degrees from other colleges may not be eligible for admission to this program. Such students should contact Joe Walsh @ 848-267-0235 prior to applying to this program.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey will transfer a maximum of 60 credits from an NJ county college to a Rutgers degree program for those students who have completed an A.A. or A.S. degree. Please visit the NJ Transfer website at www.njtransfer.org to review the Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) for any undergraduate major at Rutgers. Students may transfer up to 90 credits from both a 2-year and a 4-year institution combined.
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