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2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  Nov 19, 2018
2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

College of Social Work

Sarah Gehlert, Dean


Programs and Courses

The College of Social Work offers a four-year undergraduate program on the Columbia campus leading to a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). This BSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Additionally the College of Social Work offers a minor in Social Work.

Undergraduate Enrollment in M.S.W. Courses

  1. University of South Carolina students may seek permission to enroll in selected Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) courses during their senior year of study. To do so, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher. Admission to individual courses and to specific course sections is on a space-available basis.
  2. Students who qualify may enroll for up to 9 hours of the following courses: SOWK 712, 716, 791, and 792. Because the college’s courses are taught in a one-day per week, three-hour format, students may find that evening technology-assisted course offerings and Saturday sections best suit their schedules.
  3. Accreditation requirements of the Council on Social Work Education do not allow entry into the M.S.W. program without a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate program. However, if subsequently admitted to the M.S.W. program, a student will be allowed to waive any graduate social work courses successfully completed while an undergraduate with a grade of B or better. The number of graduate hours required for the M.S.W. degree will be reduced accordingly.
  4. Successful completion of graduate courses while an undergraduate is not a guarantee of admission into the M.S.W. program. Admission to the program is on a competitive basis.



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