Bachelor of Social Work

Social Work at Greenville University

A degree in social work equips you to help those in need. A mix of classroom knowledge and hands-on experience prepares you to work with individuals, groups, and communities. GU’s Christ-centered approach helps you keep Christ’s call to serve front-and-center in your work.

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Gain wide exposure to the field. Observe and work with social work agencies, children's homes, homes for the aged, mental and penal institutions, probation and parole agencies, and juvenile courts.
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.


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


Career and 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. Let Christ’s call to serve become the foundation for your work with others.


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.

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Social Work, BSW Success Story

Success Stories

Immediately coming out of high school, I knew I wanted to help people, but I didn't know how. That's what really drew me to social work. Greenville taught me to take my passion for others seriously and to do something really good with it. I'm really excited for my future.

-Gabbie Hill

Social Work, BSW Course Requirements

The social work major requires completion of 42 credits. Students completing the social work major are eligible for the bachelor of science degree. 

Field education is an integral part of the Social Work curriculum, providing you the opportunity to apply what you learn in the classroom and work under the supervision of a seasoned social worker. Community agencies and other work environments act as learning laboratories, giving students valuable exposure to the full range of functions, responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities today’s social worker's experience.

All students must complete 400 hours of hands on training.

All practicums and field sites must be approved by the Field Education office and you are expected to comply with the policies and procedures of the department as noted in the Field Education Manual.

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