Social Work

About the Department

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Welcome to the Department of Social Work at Winthrop University. To learn more about Social Work you can visit the new CSWE Student Website or take a look at What do Social Workers do with their degree?

As a student-centered learning community, the Department follows the established core social work values of service, social justice, the dignity and worth of the person, the importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. We offer the following degree options to educate students to become generalist practice and advanced practice social workers:

Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree

Preparing students to move directly into social work positions in a wide range of settings with a focus in generalist practice.

Social Work Minors

Offering three minors for Winthrop Undergraduates. The Social Welfare minor is designed for students interested in the general social welfare field who do not plan to enter into professional social work practice. The Child and Youth Well-Being minor is available to both Social Work majors and non-majors. The Gerontology minor is open to all undergraduate students focusing on aging and and life-span development.

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree

Offering an advanced concentration in empowerment practice across systems (individuals and families, small groups, and communities and organizations). Includes full-time, and our 100% online program options. 



Office of Practicum

Field placements are an important component in all programs.

The Office of Practicum Instruction coordinates and supports graduate and undergraduate internships in a wide variety of local and regional agencies. If you need to register for Practicum Orientation, please visit the Office of Practicum Instruction here.

Title IV-E Child Welfare BSW and MSW Scholars Programs

The Winthrop University Department of Social Work partners with the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) to provide specialized education, training, and tuition assistance to BSW and MSW students interested in pursuing or continuing a career in child welfare. The BSW Scholars Program recruits first-semester juniors each fall.  The MSW Scholars Program recuits current DSS child welfare employees each spring.  Title IV-E Child Welfare Scholars are selected through a competitive application process.

For more information about the program, please visit:

DSS BSW Scholars Website

DSS MSW Scholars Website


Fall 2024 BSW Scholars Application Deadline: September 30th. 

Fall 2024 BSW Info Sessions:

Session #1: TBA

Session #2: TBA


Please email Dr. Kori Bloomquist at with questions or to RSVP for an Info Session.



Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree (pdf - 207 KB)
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree (pdf - 319 KB)
Online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree (pdf - 356 KB)


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