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SUNY Orange Partners with Adelphi University on BSW Program

March 11, 2019

College’s Human Services Grads Able to Complete Adelphi Bachelor of Social Work Program at SUNY Orange

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – SUNY Orange and Adelphi University have partnered to create a pathway for graduates of SUNY Orange’s Human Services degree program to pursue a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from Adelphi University through classwork to be completed online and at the SUNY Orange Middletown campus.

Graduates from SUNY Orange’s human services program will have full-time and part-time options at their disposal in order to complete Adelphi’s innovative BSW classroom curriculum that is augmented by hands-on learning opportunities through placements with professional agencies and organizations.

The BSW courses will be taught by Adelphi instructors visiting the SUNY Orange Middletown campus. Students must apply and enroll in courses by contacting Adelphi and, once enrolled, will have access to Adelphi student support services.

The Adelphi BSW program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for more than 65 years. Graduates are prepared to enter direct practice in an array of areas, including case manager, community activist, family services worker, hospital social worker, human trafficking counselor, psychotherapist or school social worker.

The program is open to current SUNY Orange students who are on track to graduate with a human services degree this May, as well as alumni who may wish to return to the classroom to acquire a BSW degree.

Community members who have previously acquired a two-year degree in human services from another institution may contact Dr. Cheryl McAuliffe, director of undergraduate studies for the Adelphi School of Social Work, to inquire about potential eligibility. McAuliffe can be reached at (516) 877-4362 or at cmcauliffe@adelphi.edu. Students may also contact Ohiro Oni-Eseleh, director of the Adelphi School of Social Work at the University’s Hudson Valley Center in Poughkeepsie. He can be reached at (845) 471-3348, ext. 8101. Information is also available at https://socialwork.adelphi.edu/academics/undergraduate-degree/.

Students who are interested in SUNY Orange’s human services program can contact Christine Henderson, coordinator of human services, at (845) 341-9586 or at christine.henderson@sunyorange.edu