Elms at BCC

BCC signing

Elms College Director of Social Work Maureen Holland and Berkshire Community College's Audrey Ringer participated in a Memorandum of Understanding signing at BCC that moves the Elms social work degree completion program previously offered in Lee, Mass., to BCC's main campus beginning in August 2015.


A degree in social work is offered. Classes are held Saturdays at the Pittsfield campus of Berkshire Community College.

How It Works

The Elms College bachelor's degree completion programs offered at Berkshire Community College meet all general requirements of Elms College. You enter this program with the required associate's degree, satisfy Elms' core requirements, and complete the requirements of your specific degree program. Essentially, you earn a degree from a private institution in a location convenient to you.

Classes are held at the Pittsfield campus on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m., and are taught by Elms faculty. By completing your coursework in 10 eight-week sessions over a 20-month period, you can save thousands of dollars by completing your degree in this uniquely affordable program.

When you finish the program, you will be awarded an Elms College bachelor of science degree.

Who Is Eligible

Community college graduates who have earned an associate degree are eligible to apply to this program. Entry into this program is based on you having earned at least 60 credits from your associate's degree program.

The bachelor's degree program requires 120 credits. You can transfer in a maximum of 78 credits from regionally accredited colleges. A minimum of 42 credits must be earned through Elms College.

All Elms College core and program requirements must be met.


School of Graduate
and Professional Studies

Melanie Moran



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