Grove City College's BSW Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation. Accreditation of a baccalaureate social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Board of Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.
Advanced Standing is a term used relative to accredited graduate social work programs. Students who hold a BSW from an accredited social work program may enter an accredited Master’s of Social Work (MSW) 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 MSW, saving both time and money. It’s like transferring into an MSW program with half your degree earned already! Students with an undergraduate degree in other fields who pursue an MSW 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.
View our BSW program's assessments of learning outcomes: