Lewis-Clark BSW Program
Prior to 1991, the Social Science Division of
Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) offered a major in Justice Studies with an
emphasis in Social Work. Some of the early courses offered were:
Social Case Studies and Interviewing; Social Welfare Policy; Introduction to
Group Dynamics; The Family; Methods of Social Work; and Introduction to
Social Welfare. Fieldwork for prospective social workers was offered
as well. In the fall of 1991, a Social Work major (BSW) was
established for the first time in the Social Science Division at the
College. In the Fall of 1993 the Bachelor's in Social Work was
established for the College's campus in Coeur d'Alene as well.
The LCSC Social Work Program, which offers
the only Bachelor's Degree in Social Work in Northern Idaho, achieved
candidacy for accreditation in 1992 from the Council on Social Work
Education and achieved full accreditation for the program in 1996.
Since 1992, the College's Social Work graduates have been eligible for
advanced standing in Master's level (MSW) programs because of the CSWE
Candidacy Status. Since 1991 the Social Work program has graduated
over 300 students. and has over 180 declared social work majors on the two campuses.