2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin
College of Social Work
Sarah Gehlert, Dean
Undergraduate Enrollment in M.S.W. Courses
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.