The bachelor of social work (BSW) program integrates not only the required social work courses but also other Arts and Science courses to prepare the student for advanced study in an MSW program. Students take the required 13 social work courses (42 credits) as well as the following courses: American Government, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, and General Biology. Students complete 90 hours of Christian Service during the foundational years of social work study. Junior social work students complete two Junior Block practicum placements each with a 30-hour requirement. Senior students must complete 420 hours of field work under the supervision of a BSW/MSW practitioner.
See Social Work Program Admissions page for additional information.
Students begin to narrow their focus of interest during their Junior Block practicum. During the semester prior to their Field Seminar course, attention is given to the area of interest for Internship opportunities. Students ensure they have updated clearances in order to enter into their Internships. The Field Director helps develop the student’s ability to engage in establishing an Internship prior to the start of the Field Seminar class. Click here for additional information about Field Education.
Obtain information on advising, retention, accommodations, academic discipline, probation and termination, compliance with other laws, student appeals, student grievances, admission to Field Education, student files, student’s rights to organize, course/faculty/program evaluation, transfer students, and non-discrimination statement.
Students and Field Instructors are able to access required forms included in Program operation. Forms to review include admission documents, Junior Practicum (SWK 302: Practice with Individuals and SWK 303: Practice with Families and Groups), links to clearance information, Field Education forms and Field Instructor evaluation tools.
The LBC Social Work Program is a member of Phi Alpha National Honor Society. An induction ceremony is held every spring to recognize the academic achievements of the social work students.
Lancaster Bible College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), and is approved by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary and Graduate School is certified by Pennsylvania Department of Education, Maryland Higher Education Commission, Indiana Department of Education, Florida Department of Education, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; and is approved by the appropriate states to operate at the site in their state: 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601; 7852 Walker Drive, Suite 100, Greenbelt, MD 20770; 601 N. Shortridge Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219; 2400 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431; 1548 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104; and 8001 Forbes Place Suite 111, Springfield, VA 22151; 2001 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19132. The college is approved by the U.S. Department of Justice for the training of nonimmigrant international students. LBC's current online courses and degrees are authorized or exempt in all states except Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Oregon. The college doesn't discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.