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.

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.

Find out if the online Social Work Program is right for you:

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 . 

Field Practicum

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.

  • Must take BI 101 or BI 114
  • *After all General Education and Major course requirements have been met; students will need additional elective courses to meet the 123 hour minimum for graduation.

    Day programs in Gaffney, online & evening classes in extended campus locations


    • Gaffney Campus
      Gaffney Main Campus
      1115 College Drive
      Gaffney, SC 29341
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    • Greenville Campus
      Greenville Campus
      25 Woods Lake Rd
      Suite 601
      Greenville, SC 29607
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    • Columbia Campus
      Columbia Campus
      Fontaine Business Center
      400 Arbor Lake Drive, Suite 800
      Columbia, SC 29223
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    • Aiken Campus
      Aiken Campus
      Kalmia Plaza
      1600 Richland Ave W.
      Aiken, SC 29801
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    • Midstate Campus
      Madison Plaza
      2724 West Palmetto Street
      Florence, SC 29501
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    • Kingstree Campus
      Williamsburg Technical College
      601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.
      Kingstree, SC 29556
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    • Charleston Campus
      Charleston Campus
      4500 Leeds Avenue
      Suite 208 Charleston, SC
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    • Lowcountry Campus
      Yemassee Baptist Church
      127 Salkhatchie Road
      Yemassee, SC
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    The Bachelor of Social Work program is 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.

    Students pursuing the Bachelor of Social Work may also qualify for the Penni Oncken Griffin Scholarship offering assistance to deserving social work students with sophomore standing or above, who have a 2.5 GPA or better. Learn more

    Military-friendly College

    Limestone College offers a tuition discount of 50 percent for 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:

    Dorchester County
    Mariott Greenville
    Parker Hannifin
    Charleston County Parks & Recreation
    Charleston County
    Palmetto Project
    Productivity Solutions & Training
    Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
    Papa Johns
    Medical University of South Carolina
    VTL Precision
    Blue Acorn
    Ply Gem
    Brown Packing Co.
    North American Rescue
    Koyo Bearings
    Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc
    Alfmeier Friedrichs & Rath
    SEW-Eurodrive, Inc.
    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
    South Carolina Federal Credit Union
    Southern Weaving
    Infrastructure Consulting & Enginering
    The Timken Company
    Piedmont Petroleum Corp
    Smith Drug Company
    QS 1
    RX Medic
    Integral Solutions
    Robert Allen Group
    Charleston Marine Containers
    Berkeley County Government
    Broad River Electric Cooperative
    Novant Health
    Core Molding Technologies
    JM Smith

    Social Work Blog

    Military social work and working with veterans

    June 15th, 2016

    For students who may be undecided about which direction to take in their social work career, here’s a look at what it’s like to work with veterans. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, about 11 percent of the adult homeless population are veterans. Many of them are male and suffer from mental illness, [...]

    Meet Limestone Social Work Program Faculty: Lisa Glenn

    May 23rd, 2016

    After years of following her heart to other careers, Lisa Glenn found her fit in social work. “I believe that God gave me a special gift where I can connect with people – some people that other people can’t reach or can’t see or don’t want to help,” states Glenn, a Social Work alumna and [...]