Social Work Department
Learn how to make a difference through our social work program, which is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Are you looking for a future that brings you a sense of satisfaction along with a salary? Do you look at the world around you and say, "I want to make a difference?" If so, consider a career in professional social work!
Social Work May Not Be What You Think It Is...
Professional Social Workers:
- Counsel adolescents in adventure‑based and wilderness programs
- Help children and adolescents succeed in school
- Assist victims of domestic violence
- Help those using and abusing addictive substances, like alcohol and drugs
- Create programs and policies that advance human rights and meet human needs
- Promote social change and social justice
- Earn salaries equal to those of teachers
The social work program at SUNY Plattsburgh is designed so you can:
- Develop your appreciation of human diversity
- Learn to work with people of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds
- Explore international aspects of human well‑being
- Become part of a friendly, active student community and student association that hosts social, cultural, educational, and service activities
- Prepare for employment or graduate school