B.A. in Psyc. (CSW) M.A. in Social Work (NYU)


This program, leading to a master’s degree in Social Work, allows students to complete the typical B.A./M.A. course sequence in five years, rather than the usual six years of full-time study.
General Education Requirements (47 credits)

College Competencies (21 credits)

ENWR1101     Academic Writing
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
Oral Communication 
Quantitative Analysis 
Ethical and Moral Analysis 
Scientific Analysis

Liberal Arts Distribution (18 credits) 

Language and Culture (6 credits) 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
SOCI1101     Introduction to Sociology 

Art and Humanities (6 credits) 

University Requirements (8 credits)

UNIV1001       Transitioning to University Life
UNIV1002        Preparing for Professional Life
UNIV2001       Cross-cultural Perspectives 
UNIV2002       Global Issues         

Major Requirements (39 credits)

Required Major Courses (24 credits)

PSYC1103     General Psychology
PSYC2204     Child Development
PSYC2234     Social Psychology
PSYC2201     Statistics
PSYC3202     Experimental Psychology
PSYC3315     Abnormal Psychology
PSYC3384     Theories of Personality
PSYC4500     Senior Seminar in Psychology (or)

PSYC4501     Advanced Senior Seminar

Clinical Social Work Track Courses (15 credits)

Minor/SAC (15 credits)
Free Electives (6 credits)
NYU Graduate Courses (65 credits)

Social Work Practice I       
Social Welfare Program & Policies I
Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
Diversity, Racism, Oppression, & Privilege

Note: First 13 credits of NYU graduate courses (Semester 8) fulfill 13 FDU undergraduate credits as well, for completion of degree requirements for the BA. The final 52 credits will be assigned by NYU.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION:  This requirement consists of six credits in English Composition (ENWR1101 and ENWR1102) and six credits of writing intensive courses within the major.

ORAL COMMUNICATION:  Requirements consist of a three-credit Speech course.

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with mathematics and statistics with application to everyday problems.

ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with ethical theories and questions. This course could be in Philosophy or a course within a major program.

SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a minimum of six credits of laboratory science.

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE:  This requirement can be satisfied by one of four options: traditional language courses with significant cultural elements, LANG courses listings under “Language and Culture Studies,” language-based study abroad, or the six highest ESL/ESP credits for non-native English speakers.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES:  This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Communication, Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology.

ART AND HUMANITIES:   This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Art (visual or performing), English Literature, History, Humanities, Philosophy, or Religion.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation (for the BA).