Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree

The Elms College bachelor’s degree completion programs offered at Greenfield Community College (GCC) 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.

Weekend classes for Social Work are held on the GCC campus on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m., and are taught by Elms faculty. You are able to complete your coursework in 10 eight-week sessions over a 20-month period. RN-BSN degree classes are held one night a week and can be completed in seven 8-week sessions over a 15 month period.

Social Work Curriculum and Courses

Recommended Course Sequence

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
SWK208 Human Sexuality – Online

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 Advanced Social Group Work
REL 215 World Religions – Online

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

Session 8 – Fall 2
SWK 402B Advanced 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 credits 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.

RN-BSN Curriculum and Courses

Course Sequence

GCC RN-BSN Off-Campus program:

  • Thursdays from 4:30 – 9 p.m.
  • Classes held at Greenfield Community College, Greenfield.
  • 7 eight-week sessions, and selected courses may be online.
  • You can transfer up to 90 credits toward your Elms RN-BSN degree.
  • Only 30 residency credits are required.
  • Includes six graduate level credits.

Contact: Thomas Engel, MSN, MBA, RN | 413-265-2458 |