Limestone Announces New Online Social Work Degree

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:15pm
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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.

“We’re proud to say that this program is the first CSWE-accredited online Social Work degree in South Carolina,” said Jackie Puckett, Associate Dean and Director of the Social Work program. “We want potential students to know that Limestone has a Social Work degree program that may be flexible to meet their needs – whether in-person, online or a mixture of both.”

The mission of the Limestone College Social Work program is to prepare students for beginning generalist practice using knowledge of professional self, social work values, and interpersonal skills to improve quality of life and effect social change. Fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), this major is appropriate for students planning a career in occupations such as community action worker, homeless shelter worker, gerontologist, domestic violence counselor, school system social worker, substance abuse counselor, human services worker, nursing home/hospital worker, hospice social worker, or industrial social worker.

Many of Limestone’s Social Work students are working adults who attend classes in the evening at one of its eight convenient locations in South Carolina. This new program opens up new avenues for these students who need the convenience of completing their degrees while continuing to work full-time. This new online Social Work degree program provides an option for Department of Social Services (DSS) employees who have a desire to add a Social Work degree to their resumes.

For more information about Limestone College’s online Social Work degree, contact (864) 488-4585 or visit www.limestone.edu/socialwork.