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.

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.

Curriculum and Courses

Session 1 – Fall 1
SWK 211 Professional Communication in Social Work
SWK 101 Introduction to Social Work

Session 2 – Fall 2
SWK 302 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
SSD 202 American Government/Public Policy: Online

Session 3 – Spring 1
SWK 301 Social Welfare Policies and Services
SWK 303 Mental Health and Mental Illness

Session 4 – Spring 2
SWK 315 Social Work Practice with Communities
MAT 109 Statistics

Session 5 – Summer 1
SWK 205 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
BIO 105 Human Biology Online

Session 6 – Summer 2
SWK 307 Social Group Work
REL 215 World Religions: Online

Session 7 – Fall 1
SWK 402A Advanced Social Work Practice
SWK 310A Social Work Research
SWK 401 D Field Work*

Session 8 – Fall 2
SWK 402B Advanced Social Work Practice
SWK 310B Social Work Research
SWK 401E Field Work*

Session 9 – Spring 1
SWK 404A Survey of Social Work Issues (Capstone)
SWK 401F Field Work*

Session 10 – Spring 2
SWK 404B Survey of Social Work Issues (Capstone)
SOC 316 Racial and Ethnic Groups Online
SWK 401G Field Work*

* 400 hrs. of fieldwork required outside of the program schedule

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 1 or II; Human Growth & Development; Fine/Performing Art. A college-level math is strongly recommended. Courses and sequence subject to change.