Social Work, BSW

Social Work at Greenville University

The Social Work program at GU will provide preparation in social work from a Christian perspective and training for lives of effective and redemptive service in a culturally diverse society and world.

The Social Work Program is designed to provide foundational courses that students will take to establish their knowledge base and electives in a variety of courses that will challenge them to think critically about issues affecting diverse population groups. Special attention is given to studying special population groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, those with disabilities, the elderly, children, and victims of oppression and injustice.

Application of knowledge is a vital component. All social work students will complete an internship where they will be challenged to integrate classroom knowledge with practical experience.

Greenville University Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation.

Accreditation of a baccalaureate work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds the criteria for assessing program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals. The Board of Accreditation has verified that it complies with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

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Hands-on experience

Gain wide exposure to the field. Observe and work with medical and penal institutions, schools, juvenile courts, or social work agencies serving children who have been abused or neglected, people with mental illness, people with disabilities, or older adults.

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Career and Graduate school

This program fully equips you to pursue social work licensure and a job immediately upon graduation or to continue on to graduate school. In most graduate schools, a BSW degree allows you to complete a Master’s in Social Work program in one year.

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GU’s program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Upon program completion, you can sit for licensure in social work or opt for a faster track in a social work graduate program.


Why GU

Personalized Attention

Personalized Attention

Experience personal growth and plan your career under the guidance of faculty who know your name and cheer your success. GU’s low 11:1 student/faculty ratio and community atmosphere allow professors to invest in their students, and know your strengths and abilities in the field of social work.

Career & Graduate School

Career & Graduate School

Acquire valuable experience before you graduate with a practicum in social work agencies, schools, churches, health clinics, or other human services.

Christ-centered learning

Christ-centered learning

Let Christ’s call to serve become the foundation for your work with others. Connect your Christian values with social work values.


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