New Social Work Oriented Degree Program Offered at Nassau Community College


Immediate: March 19, 2008Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634e-mail:

Garden City, NY - The Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work Department at Nassau Community College is pleased to announce a new two-year social work oriented degree program in Human Services. The degree, the full name of which is Human Services: Community Service and Social Welfare, is intended for those who wish to ultimately obtain a four-year degree in social work or social policy.According to Dr. Pat Halcrow, L.C.S.W., of the NCC Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work Department and Coordinator of the program, Human Service majors take social work oriented classes and a course on alcoholism and addictions in addition to their general coursework. They also have one semester of field placement in a social work internship. While some social work courses were available in past semesters, until now, Nassau did not have a social work oriented degree program. "We have wonderful students who are committed to helping others," says Dr. Halcrow. "This program has every piece in place for success in transferring to a four-year social work program." Nassau's first Human Service majors will graduate in the spring of 2010.

The NCC Human Services program has transfer agreements with Adelphi University, C.W. Post and Molloy. That means that upon completing their Associate of Arts degree in Human Services at Nassau, students can seamlessly transfer to the four-year social work bachelor's degree program at one of these schools, provided they meet the particular school's requirements.

For more information about NCC's new two-year degree program in Human Services, call Dr. Halcrow at 516.572.7452.

About Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 21,000 full- and part-time students and 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 65 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.