16 weeks (semester)
Traditional On-Campus, Lancaster
Calling all world-changers: we need you. Study social work at Lancaster Bible College and get equipped with the skills you need to help and empower the forgotten in our society.
If you have a heart for serving the least of these, social work just might be the major for you. Consider entering into a rewarding career where you can be the hands of Christ to those living in the midst of challenging circumstances.
Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, Lancaster Bible College’s social work program is designed to equip students for a future of serving individuals, families and communities, by demonstrating the servant heart of Christ. A wide range of classes taught by professional and licensed social workers allows our students grow and develop their unique God-given gifts, preparing students to effectively serve those in need. Our students graduate ready to work in the social work profession and equipped to continue their education at the graduate level.
Our uniquely structured program combines Bible classes, classroom experience and homework in an intensive field education experience that develops well-rounded Christian students and social workers. In fact, by the time our students graduate from the program, they will have spent over 480 hours within the community through service learning opportunities. As an added bonus, our students learn from experienced practitioners who come from diverse backgrounds, both professionally and culturally. LBC’s small class sizes and our low student-to-professor ratio allow students to interact with professors and form a tight-knit learning community.
By integrating a biblical worldview into the curriculum we teach in the classroom and the way we live out our faith, students engage the head, heart and hands in preparation to serve others.
Where LBC Students Have Interned
License & Certification Information
Can I Transfer Credits?
Yes! Read about LBC’s transfer policy
Bible & Theology Core 42 Credits
Arts & Sciences Core 37 Credits
Social Work Core 48 Credits
LBC 100 Foundations Seminar 1 Credit
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.
Social Work Prepares You for the Workplace
Hear more about our social work program by watching this video.
The Social Work degree prepares students for a wide range of technical and/or ministry contexts. Here is a sampling of careers and opportunities this degree affords:
Still wondering if a career in social work if for you? Social Work Degree Guide has published this helpful article, 5 Reasons to Consider a Career in Social Work, which outlines five reasons why social work might be right for you.
Students who meet the requirements for admission to the Social Work Program are invited to apply for formal admission to the Social Work Program. Students must have completed the foundational courses of social work study, have a 2.5 or greater cumulative GPA, completed 2 semesters of Christian Service, write a self-assessment, submit 3 letters of recommendation and complete the admission application process. Students also are required to obtain 3 clearances (child abuse, criminal, FBI) for entrance into their Junior Practicum. Interviews are held in April prior to the junior year of study. Decisions are made prior to the end of the sophomore semester and provided to the student in writing as well as retained in the student’s academic file.
View Social Work Handbook