Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Springfield College Catalog

Social Work, B.S.W.


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Program Description


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. 

Program Highlights


Degree: Bachelor of Social Work

Required Credits: 120

School: School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences

Department: Social Work

Modality: On-Ground

Locations: Main Campus (Springfield)

Additional Information: https://springfield.edu/programs/social-work

Undergraduate Curriculum Overview


The Academic Advising Center provides the following repositories of sequencing and curriculum guides for all undergraduate majors and minors to assist with course planning:  

Additional Notes:

  • There may be circumstances where credit totals do not reflect coursework that is eligible to count towards Core Curriculum and Major Requirement sections of a major simultaneously.
  • Degree requirements are subject to change. 

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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