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Social Work

Philly Program

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Social Work

West Chester Campus
Anderson Hall
725 S. Church St
West Chester, PA 19383

PASSHE Center City Campus
701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Philly Program

The BSW in Social Work is also offered at the Philadelphia campus.

Curriculums for programs offered at the alternative PASSHE Center City satellite campus in Philadelphia are equivalent to those found on WCU’s main campus. With state-of-the-art classrooms, the Center City location serves the needs of degree completers and/or adult learners who are balancing work and family obligations.

The BSW program at the Philadelphia site is a part time program that offers courses in the evening. Student who are enrolled at the Philadelphia campus typically transfer their general education requirements to West Chester University and complete their Social Work Courses at WCU. Some general education course are offered at the Philadelphia site. Below are the list of general education courses required for the BSW degree from West Chester University:

General Education

  • Psychology (3 credits)                                                                   
  • Art (3 credits)
  • Biology (3 credits)
  • Add’l science (3 credits)
  • Sociology (3 credits)                                                                       
  • Writing 120 (3 credits)                                                   
  • Writing 200-level (3 credits)                                        
  • History (3 credits)
  • Foreign language (6 credits) – 2 Classes                                                                                
  • Political science (3 credits)
  • Public speaking (3 credits)
  • Philosophy (3 credits)
  • Math (3 credits)
  • Free electives (18 credits) – Usually classes transferred from your prior college/university

Please visit our Transfer Credit Center for detail on the courses that WCU accepts.

Required Social Work Courses for the BSW program

Please note that some of the courses may have transferred from your prior college. We accepted into the program a faculty and or chairperson will review all your courses that transferred to WCU.

  • SWO 200 - Intro to Social Welfare 
  • SWO 220 – Introduction to Generalist Practice
  • SWO 225 - Race Relations
  • SWO 300 – Family Systems
  • SWO 332 – Social Welfare Policies & Services
  • SWO 320 – Generalist Practice I
  • SWO 350 – Human Behavior. In the Social Environ. I
  • SWO 351 – Human Behavior. In the Social Environ. II
  • SWO 321 - Generalist Social Work Practice II
  • SWO 431 – Methods of Social Inquiry
  • SWO 375 – Field Experience I
  • SWO 395 – Junior Seminar
  • SWO 432 – Advanced Policy Practice
  • SWO 495 - Senior Seminar I
  • SWO 496 - Senior Seminar II
  • SWO 450 -Field Experience II
  • SWO 451 - Field Experience III

Please visit the Philadelphia website for details.

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