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Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work

The Bachelor of Social Work degree (B.S.W.) at Winthrop University offers a strong professional practice curriculum that builds on a sound liberal arts base. It prepares students to move directly into social work positions in a wide range of settings, engaging in generalist social work practice at the individual, family, group, community and organizational levels, or to pursue graduate social work education. The program is nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), allowing graduates to become full members of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

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Potential Employers

Some of the graduates of this program have gone on to work for:

  • AccentCare, Inc.
  • American Campus Communities
  • Christ Church of Charlotte
  • City of Rock Hill, SC
  • Encompass Health
  • ERA Wilder Realty
  • Habitat for Humanity of York County
  • Hendrick Motorsports
  • Hospice & Community Care
  • Mecklenburg County
  • Meltwater
  • National Career Development Association
  • Novant Health
  • Propel Insurance
  • Roper St. Francis
  • SCANA Corporation
  • UF Health Jacksonville
  • Youth Villages

Career Paths

Graduates of this program have gone on to become:

  • Business Development Manager
  • Case Manager
  • Chief Growth Officer
  • Clinical Counselor
  • Clinical Director
  • Deputy Superintendent of Schools
  • Director Of Case Management
  • Director of Client Engagement
  • Director of Spiritual Formation
  • Director of Talent Acquisition
  • Director, Employee Benefits Client Engagement
  • Executive Director
  • Grants Supervisor
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Human Resources Generalist II
  • LifeSet Clinical Supervisor
  • Manager of Operations, Post Acute Care and Palliative Medicine Program
  • MST Counselor
  • Owner

Top Industries

Many of the graduates of this program find themselves working in:


  1. Hospital & Health Care
  2. Nonprofit Organization Management
  3. Government Administration
  4. Individual & Family Services
  5. Education Management
  6. Primary/Secondary Education
  7. Higher Education
  8. Mental Health Care
  9. Health, Wellness and Fitness
  10. Real Estate

Curriculum and Learning Opportunities

The Bachelor of Social Work Program offers a generalist practice focus. Graduates are prepared to utilize the person and environment construct in working with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Generalist practice social workers value diversity, employ the use of professional ethics, and work to improve social and economic conditions.


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Accelerated M.S.W.

Save $15,000 on tuition by earning a Master of Social Work degree in the accelerated one-year program.

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Accomplished Faculty

More than 90 percent of faculty present in national conferences and publish in scholarly journals each year.

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Authentic Experience

100 percent of senior class is placed with area agencies each year for field experience.

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Beyond Graduation

Sheri Lynch

Sheri Lynch
Master of Social Work, Class of 2013

"My friend suggested Winthrop because its social work program is tremendously regarded…I began this personal, transformational journey, and I can honestly say that I'm not the same person I was two years ago. I came here as a vessel just waiting to be filled. This journey has been a gift."

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