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BASW Plans of Study

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The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) major at Fordham is a 33-credit program. All students are expected to complete the major in two years.

The major consists of:

  • Eight required classes taken in sequence.
  • A year-long, 600-hour Fieldwork Practicum and an Integrative Seminar integrating classroom knowledge with your experiences in the field.


The coursework is spread across four semesters so you can:

  • Start Semester 1 in fall or spring.
  • Start Semester 2 in summer or fall.

Field Instruction

Fieldwork takes place in the second year. The 600-hour course consists of:

  • 570-hour practicum in generalist social work practice in an agency setting. (You can work either 21 or 14 hours per week.)
  • 30 hours of the Integrative Seminar that meets every other week.