The social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The CSWE promotes academic excellence in B.S.W. education by specifying the curricular content to prepare students for professional social work practice. Our program is competency-based, meaning that all courses are organized around specific outcomes and assessment is an integral part of our program.
Advanced Standing is a term used relative to accredited graduate social work programs. Students who hold a B.S.W. from an accredited social work program may enter an accredited Master’s of Social Work (M.S.W.) program as an "Advanced Standing" student. These students are only required to complete one additional year of course and field placement to graduate with an M.S.W., saving both time and money. It’s like transferring into an M.S.W. program with half your degree earned already! Students with an undergraduate degree in other fields who pursue an M.S.W. degree require four semesters.
The mission of Grove City College's social work program is to effectively prepare students for competent and compassionate entry-level, generalist social work practice within the context of a Christian liberal arts education.