Bachelor of Social Work – Degree Completion Program

A Georgian Court University – Brookdale Community College Partnership

Discover a different path to a career that makes a difference: DEGREE UP! with Georgian Court University and Brookdale Community College. Our new Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree completion program lets you transfer to Georgian Court University after completing your A.S. in Human Services degree—without having to change campus!

In our convenient four-semester program, you’ll cover the same curriculum taught at our Lakewood campus. You’ll work with Georgian Court professors who have real-world knowledge and experience in social work, and you’ll even complete hands-on fieldwork.

The result? A degree that offers the critical thinking skills, practical knowledge, and ethical foundation you need to become a change agent who works towards a better, more just world for all.

Our B.S.W. completion program is also accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (C.S.W.E.). After graduation, you will be prepared to apply for Certified Social Worker (C.S.W.) status from the New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Career and Continuing Education Opportunities

With your B.S.W. degree and C.S.W. certification, you can pursue entry-level careers in social work. You can make a difference as an activity director, program coordinator, workshop director, or other support administrator for:

  • private or public social services organizations
  • county and home health agencies
  • group homes
  • nursing homes

In addition, completing your bachelor’s degree with us lets you enroll with advanced standing in our Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree program, meaning you can complete your master’s degree in one year instead of the usual two. If earning Licensed Social Worker (L.S.W.) status is your goal, we have made your long-term plans somewhat shorter!

Required Courses for the B.S.W. Completion Program

The B.S.W. completion program at GCU@Hazlet is a four-semester, 48-credit program of study designed for students who have graduated from Brookdale Community College’s A.S. in Human Services program with a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.0. Required courses include:

  • SW295 Communication Skills in Social Work
  • SW310 Methods of Social Work Research
  • SW361 Mental Health
  • Religious Studies Elective
  • SW313 Social Work Practice I
  • SW390 Macro Junior Field Education
  • WS311 Shaping Lives: Women & Gender
  • Ethics Elective
  • SW323 Social Policy
  • SW414 Social Work Practice II
  • SW496 Senior Field Education in Social Work
  • SW440 Advanced Policy & Social Work Practice
  • SW497 Advanced Senior Field Education in Social Work
  • GEN400 Visioning a Future: Justice, Compassion & Service

Please note that program requirements, including courses and course schedules, are subject to change. For more information, please contact gps@georgian.edu.

Become the Change Agent Today’s World Needs

Complete your Bachelor of Social Work with Georgian Court University in Hazlet. Contact us today!