Office for Institutional Effectiveness
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Lancaster Bible College
Office of Institutional Effectiveness
717.569.7071 ext. 5323

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Social Work (BSW)


Mission Statement

The Social Work program exists to prepare students for entry level generalist social work practice by equipping them with professional knowledge, values, and skills within the context of a biblical worldview.


Analysis of Evidences

The Social Work program has been continuing to grow, yet we struggle to retain students in their last two years of study here at LBC.  This is largely due to our program not being accredited by CSWE.  Students report that they can transfer to an accredited institution and complete both the BSW and MSW in 5 years whereas it would take them 6 years if they remaineed at LBC (4 years at LBC and 2 years at another school).  As a result, a proposal (see attached) was presented and approved for the addition of a full time social work faculty member and the pursuit of accreditation.  With this in place, the social work program will continue to strengthen and grow, laying the groundwork for graduate studies here at LBC.


Social Work Evidences and Supporting Documents