The social work degree completion program is designed for working people who already have an associate's degree. A bachelor's degree can be completed in 20 months with classes held on Saturdays, in 10 eight-week sessions. Students will join a cohort and remain in that group throughout the program. All classes are held at Greenfield Community College. This degree program prepares students to take the state social work licensing exam at the L.S.W. level. In addition, graduates are eligible for advanced standing in many social work graduate programs.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition published by the U.S. Department of Labor, documents that between 2010 and 2020 the employment of child, family, school and gerontological social workers is expected to grow by 20 percent with employment opportunities available in both public and private social service agencies.
The bachelor's degree program requires 120 credits. You can transfer in a maximum of 78 credits from GCC or other regionally accredited colleges. A minimum of 60 credits must be earned through Elms College.
All Elms College core and program requirements must be met.
We are a private Catholic coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts. Elms College is located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and grants associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.