Bachelor of Social Work
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. Licensing and certification requirements include graduation from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Limestone College has received accreditation from the CSWE since 2001.
NEW Online Bachelor of Social Work Degree
Building upon the success of its traditional Social Work degree, Limestone College announces that it will offer its complete Social Work degree program online beginning in January of 2015. Limestone students who qualify may choose to obtain their Bachelor of Social Work degrees in online classes, or in more traditional in-person classes, or a combination of both.
Online programs require independent work, discipline, and motivation. It is our sincere desire to equip students for success. In doing this, we ensure that academic needs are met in a delivery format that best suits a student’s learning style. Each admission request 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. The Limestone College Social Work Program reserves the right to deny an application to the online program if we believe it is in the student’s best interest to obtain his/her education in the traditional classroom setting. See our policy regarding online learning.
A self-assessment tool has been designed to help students determine if a Social Work online degree program is suitable for them.
View the Technology Requirements for the online Bachelor of Social Work program.
- PS 101/PS 101H - Introduction to Psychology
- SW 203 - Introduction to Social Work as a Profession
- SW 204/SW 204H - Social Welfare Programs and Policy
- SW 205W - Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
- SW 206 - The Influence of Sexual factors on Behavior
- SW 208W - Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
- SW 209 - Practice with Culturally Diverse Populations
- SW 301 - Social Work Intervention: Individuals, families, and Small Groups
- SW 302 - Social Work Specialized Groups
- SW 304 - Social Work Intervention: Large Groups and Community Organization
- SW 350 - Social Work Research
- SW 420A, 420B - Field Practicum
Day programs in Gaffney, online & evening classes in extended campuses
Our business programs are offered in a variety of locations, each built for different students. Our traditional day students attend class on our main campus in Gaffney, South Carolina— a beautiful town with rich historic buildings and hundreds of campus involvement opportunities. More than half of day students live on campus and participate in athletics, fine arts, community service and other leadership associations.
Our extended campuses provide evening classrooms in locations all across South Carolina – Aiken, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Kingstree, Lowcountry and at our main campus in Gaffney. Our online programs are accessible across the country – so even if you’re in Charlotte, North Carolina, you can still work towards your Limestone degree. Students also have the option to take a combination of classes at any of these campuses and online.
Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants
Limestone works to make education affordable, putting together a financial aid package with need and merit-based financial aid options for every one of their admitted students. 95 percent of Limestone College students receive some type of financial assistance. Academic, athletic and arts scholarships, activity and need-based grants are all available for day students.
Limestone College offers close to a 50 percent tuition discount for Active Duty, Reserves and National Guard military service personnel and works to make programs flexible and affordable. Limestone College has been chosen as a Military-Friendly School and is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOCAD, SOCGuard, and SOCCoast). Chosen as a Top-25 Best College for Veterans (South) this year from US News and World Report, Limestone understands the demanding and transient nature of a career in the military. We appreciate your service, and are here to assist in any way possible. Learn more.
Corporate Partnerships for Online and Evening Students
Limestone College holds a number of partnerships with companies providing corporate grants to students. If a student’s company participates in the program, he or she is eligible to receive the grant each semester. With the corporate grant, students can still receive financial aid and any state or federal student loans. Here are a few of our partner corporations: