Bachelor of Social Work Program
The Social Work Program teaches students about patterns of behavior of individuals, families, organizations, and communities in order to prevent or reduce the problems of our rapidly changing society. Students will learn to help others, change damaging social conditions, and boost social and economic well-being. The program focuses on developing an individual’s understanding of differences in ethnicity, culture, race, and gender and on accepting and/or using these differences to create a better society.
Why study at Limestone?
At the heart of one’s choice to study social work is a deep desire to help others. At Limestone College, our desire is to help you. Our low faculty-student ratio allows for personalized support from a team of experienced Social Work professionals and academics. And as one of the largest Social Work programs in South Carolina, Limestone College offers multiple ways to earn your degree. Evening and online students can benefit from convenient eight-week terms offered six times per year.
Online Bachelor of Social Work
Limestone College now offers its complete Social Work degree program online, making Limestone one of the few online programs in South Carolina. Students who qualify can enjoy the flexibility of obtaining their Bachelor of Social Work completely online or through a combination of both online and in-person classes. Limestone College was recently designated as having one of the Top 20 online Social Work programs in the nation – read the press release here.
Each admission request for the online program will be given full attention by the student’s Social Work advisor and every consideration will be made to help the student to meet their individual education needs.
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Accreditation and Licensing
To become a Licensed Social Worker in South Carolina— a requirement sought by most employers— students must graduate from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Limestone College has received accreditation from the CSWE since 1999. Students outside of South Carolina should verify the requirements for licensure in their state. CSWE Form AS4b
The Social Work Program at Limestone College requires students to complete the Field Practicum— 400 hours of supervised social work practice. Students will have an opportunity to apply classroom learning in the field while earning credits towards their degree.
The Social Work profession has over 50 fields in which the degree can be utilized including health, family and children services, gerontology, education, poverty, community, research and advocacy. Employment for social workers is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022. Jobs include:
- Community action worker
- Homeless shelter worker
- Domestic violence counselor
- School system social worker
- Substance abuse counselor
- Human services worker
- Nursing home/hospital worker
- Hospice social worker
- Industrial social worker