Social Work

Program Philosophy

The mission of the Social Work Program is to prepare students for beginning generalist practice, using knowledge of professional self, social work values, and interpersonal skills to improve quality of life and effect social change.

The Goals of the Limestone University Social Work Program are:

To prepare traditional and nontraditional students for employment as beginning generalist social workers and to prepare them for graduate study.
To provide access to beginning social work education to diverse individuals and groups of students who for economic, social, or geographical reasons would not be able to pursue a social work education elsewhere, and through this process promote cultural diversity.
To prepare graduates who are aware of their responsibility to continue their professional growth and development by providing up-to-date content about social work practice with client systems of various sizes and types while providing the most current content regarding the social contexts of practice, the changing nature of those contexts, the behavior of organizations, and the dynamics of change at all environmental levels.
To integrate throughout the curriculum the values and ethics that guide professional social workers in their practice with special emphasis on social and economic justice. Specific requirements for admission to the Social Work Program may be found in the Limestone University Academic Catalog and the Limestone University Social Work Program Student Handbook.

The Limestone University Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Student Social Work Organization Bylaws

Online Bachelor of Social Work

Limestone University now offers its complete Social Work degree program online, making Limestone one of the few online programs in South Carolina. Students who qualify can enjoy the flexibility of obtaining their Bachelor of Social Work completely online or through a combination of both online and in-person classes.

Each admission request for the online program will be given full attention by the student's Social Work advisor and every consideration will be made to help the student to meet their individual education needs.

Find out if the online Social Work Program is right for you:

Accreditation and Licensing

To become a Licensed Social Worker in South Carolina— a requirement sought by most employers— students must graduate from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Limestone University has received accreditation from the CSWE since 1999. Students outside of South Carolina should verify the requirements for licensure in their state. CSWE Form AS4b