48 months
38735 USD/year
38735 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Social Work from Elms College is an interdisciplinary field. Majors study everything from behavioral science and psychology to mental health and public policy.


Social work majors at Elms College dedicate themselves to helping others. It’s that simple.

For more than 60 years, Elms has equipped students to become leaders in social work. With the oldest accredited undergraduate program of its kind in Western Massachusetts, we know what skills and competencies you need to become a force of change in your community.

By analyzing human behavior through different lenses, you will gain a deeper understanding of the factors that influence life in modern society. Your classes will help you develop a versatile array of skills that empower you to counsel individuals, families, and communities.

Internships, Professionalization, and Licensure

As a Social Work major you will complete 400 hours of service at an internship. Having the time you need to immerse yourself in the field and complete a capstone project will not only help you perfect your skills, but also set you apart on the job market.

After completing your degree, you will be eligible to take the Massachusetts exam to become a licensed social worker. The majority of our graduates secure jobs in social work upon — or before — graduation. Many of our graduates choose to continue their education and complete a master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Psychology
  • Biology: Human Applications 
  • Early American History
  • Mental Health and Mental Illness
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Social Welfare Policies and Services
  • American Government and Public Policy
  • Economics
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Fill out the Common Application or the Elms Application.
    • Submit your optional application items, such as your essay, letters of recommendation, or test scores (SAT I or ACT).
    • Submit your official high school transcript or GED/HiSet scores. High school transcripts must be accompanied by an official English translation.
    • Submit proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL iBT OR IELTS.
    • Medical documentation

Tuition Fee

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    38735 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 38735 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Chicopee

1006 - 2084 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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