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     The Social Work Program at Buffalo State College is the largest, and one of the oldest,undergraduate social work programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in the SUNY system. The Social Work program offers students a range of academic programs, rooted in the core social work profession's values of service, competence, integrity, social justice, as well as the dignity and work of the person, and the importance of human relationships.

   Students in the Social Work program will learn from faculty with decades of clinical, administrative, research, and teaching experience, in a supportive yet rigorous academic environment. Coursework in the major begins in the junior year and focuses on the development of foundational skills for effective social work practice at the baccalaureate-level upon graduation, and/or enrollment in a graduate program in the helping professions. 

    During their senior year, social work majors will complete a year-long, supervised field placement, which allows students to apply classroom concepts in a real-world environment, while also helping students build a strong resume and professional network as they near graduation.

     If you would like to learn more about the Buffalo State College Social Work program, please contact the program Chair, Dr. Cathy Mazzotta, at (716) 878-5734, or by email at



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Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5705 •  Fax: (716) 878-3539
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