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Louise Murray, Ph.D.
Chairperson

Santa Maria Hall 16

Phone: (973) 290-4430
lmurray@cse.edu

Social Work

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Department of Social Work

The Bachelor in Social Work (BSW) prepares students who want to serve their communities. Courses prepare students for opportunities in generalist social work practice. Generalist social workers help individuals and families access services and reach their full potential. Equally important, generalist social workers advocate for social justice by using inter-personal and analytic skills so they can be effective change agents.

Courses include hands-on activities so students can apply what they are learning to real life situations. During their senior year, students have a rigorous two-days-a-week internship in an approved social service agency. This experience provides a strong background so graduates are well prepared for seeking employment.

Because the program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), graduates are eligible to apply for Advanced Standing to CSWE-accredited Masters of Social Work (MSW) program. With Advanced Standing, students can complete their MSW in one year rather than the traditional two years of study.


Faculty and Staff

Lauren Busfield, MSW, LCSW, DSW

Assistant Professor
Director of Field Placement
(973) 290-4103
lbusfield@cse.edu
Santa Maria Hall 12

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Louise Murray, MSW, LSW, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Program Chairperson
(973) 290-4430
lmurray@cse.edu
Santa Maria Hall 16

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Elizabeth A. Ford

Academic Program Coordinator
(973) 290-4284
eford@cse.edu
Santa Maria Hall 13A