Bachelor of Social Work Program

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.

Program Admissions Requirements

See Social Work Program Admissions page for additional information.

Field Education

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.

Program Policies

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.