Social Work Department

Are you a good listener, find that friends seek your support and advice? Do you want to make a difference in the world by helping people with their problems? Are you interested in human rights and social justice? Would you like a professional career? If “yes,” you may want to consider studying social work.

Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) education equips students with the knowledge, skills, and values for a professional helping career in a variety of settings (schools, hospitals, poverty programs, addiction services, shelters, etc).

  • Employers recognize BSW graduates as entry level professionals
  • MSW grad schools offer advanced standing options to those from an accredited BSW program, earning a Master's Degree in Social Work in less than 2 years!
  • Siena' s BSW Program has been accredited since 1985

“The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty.” - Code of Ethics


​Siena College Social Work Facebook Page

Department Chair

Carla Sofka

Carla J. Sofka

Professor of Social Work

309 Rosetti Hall

(518) 786‑5046