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Louise Murray, Ph.D.

Santa Maria Hall 16

Phone: (973) 290-4430

Social Work

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Program Offerings

The Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) prepares students to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities to promote well-being and advocate for social justice. All course work includes hands-on activities that require students to use judgment and apply social work values.

A distinguishing feature of the program is the intensive senior year internship where students are placed in a social service agency, hospital, criminal justice setting, or school and receive mentoring from a specially trained social worker. The specially designed internships for Social Work majors provide students with excellent background in seeking employment.

As a generalist social worker, students help individuals and families access services and support their general well-being. Equally important, generalist social workers advocate for social justice by using inter-personal and analytic skills defined by the Council. The program supports students' development of analytic and inter-personal skills so they can be effective change agents.

On October 24, 2018, the Council on Social Work Education granted a second year of candidacy to the social work program. As a result, the program is scheduled to receive full accreditation in 2019. As of now, graduates of the College's Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) program can be credentialed as Certified Social Workers by the State of New Jersey. This certification, which does not require passing a licensing exam, distinguishes BSW graduates applying for entry-level jobs in social welfare agencies.

Students pursuing a B.A. in Sociology have the option of taking three social work courses for a Concentration in Social Work.

Faculty and Staff

Bianca Channer, MSW, LCSW, DSW

Assistant Professor
Director of Field Placement
(973) 290-4103
Santa Maria Hall 12

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Louise Murray, MSW, LSW, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Program Chairperson
(973) 290-4430
Santa Maria Hall 16

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Elizabeth A. Ford

Academic Program Coordinator
(973) 290-4284
Santa Maria Hall 13A