Bachelor of Social Work

Methodist College will begin offering a Bachelor of Social Work degree beginning in fall 2017. Starting in fall 2017, students accepted to Methodist College can enroll in the Social Work program and begin taking general education courses with the first social work courses to be offered in the spring 2018 semester.

The Bachelor of Social Work degree will require 120 total credit hours, with 51 in general education and 69 in social work. The expected length of time for students to complete the program is four years, or eight semesters. The last two semesters of the program will require students to participate in a practicum experience which will allow them to engage in a real world setting to further develop their knowledge and practical skills to be effective social workers. These practicum experiences will take place at various Central Illinois non-profit, human service organizations and hospitals with whom Methodist College already has developed strong partnerships.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, social workers are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, mental health clinics, schools, child welfare and human service agencies, or in private practice. In addition, the employment of social workers is projected to grow 12 percent through 2024, with increased demand in healthcare and social services.

Social Work Curriculum

The Bachelor of Social Work degree requires 51 General Education Credits, 59 Social Work Core Credits, 10 Social Work Electives for a total of 120 Credits.

Printable Sample Bachelor of Social Work 4-Year Plan (PDF)

Methodist College Admission Requirements


For more information about the Bachelor of Social Work, contact the Admissions office at (309) 672-5513.