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Become a Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Demand for trained social workers is on the rise and projected to grow much faster than the national average for all occupations over the next decade. Greenville University’s online Bachelor of Social Work program qualifies you for initial direct social work practice and BSW careers in all 50 states.

Prepare for success as a licensed social worker (LSW) and turn your passion for helping others into a meaningful career. When you finish your program, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to pursue graduate study or hold BSW careers in school districts, child services agencies, churches, healthcare organizations, and more.

Social Worker


Social workers play a vital role in every community by offering support, advocacy, and resources to individuals, families, and groups. In direct practice, typical career paths might include case management, care coordination, and community health work. Professional responsibilities for social workers often include assessing client needs, responding to crisis situations, maintaining case records, and working with community leaders to improve public programs and policy.

Social and Community Service Manager


Social and community services managers are human services professionals who oversee programs and organizations designed to improve public health and welfare. They often serve as administrators, leading teams of staff and volunteers. Other responsibilities include maintaining budgets, planning outreach efforts, training new staff members, and evaluating their programs’ effectiveness.

Social Work Practice Areas:

  • Child and family
  • Community outreach
  • Healthcare
  • Mental health
  • School social work
  • Substance abuse

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Learning Outcomes

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

Career Support

Greenville University is here to support you during your program and after graduation.

Contact the Office of Career Services at (618) 664–6655 for more information.

Job Fairs

We host four job fairs per year, both on campus and through our partnerships within the Gateway Career Association.

Alumni Network

When you graduate with a degree from Greenville University, you’ll be a part of our extensive network of former students.

Office of Career Services

We can help you begin your job search, make professional connections, and prepare for the job you want.

Find Your Strengths

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Social Workers. Retrieved from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Social and Community Service Managers. Retrieved from