Elizabethtown College’s Bachelor of Social Work offered through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies is a multi-faceted program concerned with change both on an individual, community, national and international level. This program prepares the student for entry into professional social work practice or for graduate school.
The Bachelor of Social Work recognizes both the rural and urban environments of the community and seeks to prepare students for professional social work practice in either setting. Graduates leave with a set of skills and competencies that position them to compete and to succeed in the rapidly changing professional world of social service careers.
The Bachelor of Social Work is only available at the Elizabethtown campus. Courses specifically in the Social Work Department are available only in the 15-week semester format. It will be necessary to take some classes during the day. General electives and core are available in the accelerated five-week format at all locations.
The Bachelor of Social Work is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The program is also accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College requires 125 credit hours of academic work. Degree candidates must take at least 30 of their last 60 credits from Elizabethtown College. Credits from Elizabethtown must include at least 15 credits in the major.
Field Instructions and Senior Seminar should be the last major courses a student completes. These credits build on previous course work and prepare the student for work in the social work profession.