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“Human service is the highest form of self-interest for the person who serves.” — Elbert Hubbard
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!
Professional social workers provide help to people who are poor, disadvantaged, disabled, abused, addicted, ill, elderly, and those experiencing life crises, such as teen pregnancy, the death of a loved one, or HIV/AIDS.
Social workers often find themselves fighting in the front lines in the battle to help those who are afflicted in our society. Social justice and social equality are the goals that professional social workers seek to achieve. They advocate for social, political, and economic conditions that support the well-being of all members of our society.
Learn how to make a difference through our social work program, which is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Professional Social Workers:
The social work program at SUNY Plattsburgh is designed so you can:
Watch this student-produced video to learn about internship experiences, careers, and the reasons our students chose social work as a major.
If you would like more information about social work at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact
Marty Frost, Ed.D., CFCS, Interim Chair
Office: Ward Hall 107-E
Phone: (518) 564-4173
Fax: (518) 564-4161