2019-2020 Catalog

Social Work

Social Work is a focused study of interactions between people and their physical and social environments linked to specific practice skills that are directed to improving the quality of those interactions. The social work courses at Marymount Manhattan College introduce students to the profession of Social Work and, in general, to the world of human services.

The minor provides an overview of social work practice and an introduction to social work professional history, language, roles, values, theories, skills and modalities. Social workers aim to maximize the functioning of individuals, families, groups and communities and to be ethically and culturally astute. Students are trained to recognize and value people’s strengths and to view problems within the contexts of both interpersonal and social dynamics. They are trained to think critically about the varied roles assumed by social workers in their efforts to help people solve problems, satisfy needs, access resources, build strengths, and modify environments.

Division: Humanities and Social Sciences
Division Office: The Faculty Center 301
Phone: 646-393-4111
Division Chair: Bradley Herling, Ph.D.
Administrative Assistant: Alexandra Dill 

Faculty from Politics and Human Rights, Psychology, and Sociology teach courses in the Social Work Minor.

Social Work Courses (SW)