Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program in Social Work

The Elms College bachelor’s degree completion program offered at Asnuntuck Community College (ACC) meets all general requirements of Elms College. You enter the program with the required associate’s degree (and at least 60 credits), satisfy Elms’ core requirements, and complete the requirements for the social work degree.

Classes are held on Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and are taught by Elms faculty, in 10 eight-week sessions over a 20 month period. Students will join a cohort and remain in that group throughout the program. This degree program prepares students to take the state social work licensing exam at the L.S.W. level in Massachusetts. In addition, graduates are eligible for advanced standing in many social work graduate programs.

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Curriculum

Click to view course requirements for the Social Work (B.S.).

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

Minimum of 60 Elms Credits and a Minimum of 120 Credit to Graduate with a Baccalaureate Degree. Additional requirements: Macroeconomics; Introduction to Sociology; General Psychology; Philosophy; U.S. History I or II; Human Growth & Development; Fine/Performing Art. A college-level math is strongly recommended. Courses and sequence subject to change.

*400 hours of fieldwork required outside of the program schedule

Session 1 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 2101Professional Communication in Social Work3
SWK 1001Introduction to Social Work3

Session 2 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 3002Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families3
SSD 2002American Government/Public Policy (online)3

Session 3 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 3001Social Welfare Policies and Services3
SWK 3003Mental Health and Mental Illness3

Session 4 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 3105Social Work Practice with Communities3
MAT 1009 Statistics3

Session 5 – Summer 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 2005Human Behavior in the Social Environment II3
BIO 1005Human Biology (online)3

Session 6 – Summer 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 3007Social Group Work3
REL 2105World Religions (online)3

Session 7 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 4002AAdvanced Social Work Practice3
SWK 3100ASocial Work Research3
SWK 4001DField Work Experience*3

Session 8 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 4002BAdvanced Social Work Practice3
SWK 3100BSocial Work Research3
SWK 4001EField Work Experience*3

Session 9 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 4004ASurvey of Social Work Issues (Capstone)
SWK 4001FField Work Experience*3

Session 10 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 4004BSurvey of Social Work Issues (Capstone)
SOC 3106Racial and Ethnic Groups (online)3
SWK 4001GField Work Experience*3