Mar 28, 2023  
2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog 
2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work

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The Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) prepares students for responsible, ethical, and competent entry-level generalist social work practice in a wide range of settings.  The BSW program prepares graduates to work at the direct practice level and challenges students to engage and intervene with larger community and political issues that perpetuate human suffering among individuals, communities and global societies. Students are challenged to understand themselves as change agents in society, committed to justice and equipped to defend the dignity and worth of all human beings. 

Degree Information

Degree: Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W)

(120 credit hours) Requirements are subject to change.

Contact Information

Professor Donna Wang -

Curricular Requirements

I. Core Curriculum (40 credits)

This Core Curriculum is faithful to the Springfield College mission and further strengthens the Humanics philosophy of educating students in spirit, mind, and body. It is a cornerstone of a Springfield College education. Regardless of one’s major, it provides a strong, developmental, and holistic foundation for leaders in service to humanity. Upon completion, all graduates will be prepared to learn, lead, and serve in diverse, multicultural, and global contexts as well as in any career path they may choose. They will have the knowledge, habits of the mind, skills, and abilities to face unexpected situations and challenges, the values and attitudes for self-motivation and a vision of service that stems from hope, optimism and making a difference, as well as the self-determination to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

View the Core Curriculum Requirements (40 credits)  section for a complete list of the domains and courses therein.

II. Major Requirements (57 credits)

III. Electives

To complete a minimum of 120 credits

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