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 .
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.
- MA 200/MA 200H - Elementary Statistics
- 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 campus locations
Gaffney Main Campus
1115 College Drive
Gaffney, SC 29341
25 Woods Lake Rd
Greenville, SC 29607
Fontaine Business Center
400 Arbor Lake Drive, Suite 800
Columbia, SC 29223
1600 Richland Ave W.
Aiken, SC 29801
2724 West Palmetto Street
Florence, SC 29501
Williamsburg Technical College
25 Woods Lake Rd
601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.
Kingstree, SC 29556
4500 Leeds Avenue
Suite 208 Charleston, SC
Yemassee Baptist Church
127 Salkhatchie Road
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
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:
Social Work Blog
How social work research informs practice
April 14th, 2016If you are earning a Bachelor of Social Work at Limestone College, one of the courses you’ll take is SW 350 Social Work Research. This course examines the role of research from a social work perspective and teaches students how to collect, analyze, interpret and present data. But why is research important in social work? [...]
Meet Limestone Social Work Program Faculty: Brooke Hamilton
March 23rd, 2016If your father is an Episcopal priest and your mother is a psychiatric nurse, what are the odds you’d end up becoming a social worker? For Brooke Hamilton, a Social Work Preceptor at Limestone College, those odds were extremely high. She credits the dinnertime conversations she listened to when she was growing up with helping [...]