Social Work Degree Completion Program
The new Social Work Degree Completion Program at Anna Maria College was developed to provide an opportunity for community colleges graduates and individuals who currently work in the field of human services to complete their degree in social work through a week night and weekend delivery model. Understanding the time constraints non-traditional students face with work, family and school, the new Program has been designed with flexibility, accessibility and affordability in mind.

Classes will be held on Saturdays except for winter break sessions, which will offer classes on weeknights and one Saturday. All Saturday classes will run from 9:00 4:30 p.m. under the accelerated schedule where classes will meet twice a month. Saturday classes may end at 4:00 p.m. if the instructor opts for a half-hour lunch. Classes will be held at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA.

Admission to the Bachelor of Social Work degree completion program requires

  • Completion of an associate's degree in human services, sociology, psychology, or any related discipline and work experience or current employment at a social welfare agency.  OR  
  • Completion of 56-plus traditional semester hours from college-level courses taken at an accredited institution of higher learning and completion of two (2) years of full-time work experience or current employment at a social welfare agency.      
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale in all previous college course work (applicants with an overall GPA of 2.0 – 2.49 may be conditionally accepted).  
  • Two recommendations: one from the director of the associate degree program or relevant program representative and another from an immediate supervisor (internship or agency that the applicant is employed). See Recommendation Form 
  • A two-three page application letter, written by the applicant, indicating interest in pursuing a career in social work. Include personal qualities, special skills, experiences, or qualifications you bring to the profession.
  • Signed Statement of Understanding that you will be subject to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check as part of your field placement. Click for application.

For additional information about the Social Work Completion Program please contact:

Dr. Jude Gonsalvez, Director of Social Work Programs at

Janet Gemborys, Administrative Coordinator at

The following is the class schedule as laid out for 2014-2016. Students will be allowed to begin their program based on the present schedule at the time of their acceptance to the program. They can then take missed classes at a later date.


                                                        Class Schedule


Course titles



Winter session 2014


1/6/14 – 1/11/14

SWK 307 Issues of Diversity and Oppression


Weeknights 4:00 pm to 9:15pm and Saturday 1/11from  9:00 – 4:30 pm

(Meets Global Dynamics requirement)



Spring- I -2014



1/18/14 – 3/8/14


SWK 242 Introduction to Social Welfare as a Social Institution


Saturdays only 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (Meets US in the World requirement)



Spring – II- 2014


3/15/14 – 5/3/14

SWK 348 Growth and Behavior in the Social Environment- I

Saturdays only- 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.



Summer-I 2014



5/10/14 – 6/28/14

SWK 342 Social Welfare Policy



Saturdays only 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.



Summer-II 2014



7/5/14 – 8/23/14

SWK 349 Growth and Behavior in the Social Environment-II


Saturdays only  9:00 am to 4:30  pm



Fall-I- 2014


8/30/14 – 10/18/14

COR 304 Catholic Social Teaching


Saturdays only 9:00 to 4:30 pm.  



Fall-II- 2014


10/25/14 –12/20/14

SWK 344 Introduction to Generalist Practice


Saturdays only 9:00 pm to 4:30 pm.



Winter session 2015


1/5/15 – 1/10/15

SWK 454 Senior Seminar


Weeknights 4:00 pm to 9:15 and

Saturday 1/10 from 9:00 to 4:30 pm.

(Meets Writing for Career and Creativity requirement)



Spring –I 2015


1/17/15 – 3/7/15

SWK 401 Social Work Research Methods


Saturday classes only - 9:00 to 4:30 pm.



Spring- II- 2015


3/14/15 – 5/2/15

SWK 443 Practice with Individuals  


Saturday classes -9:00 to 4:30 pm.



Summer I- 2015



5/9/15 – 6/27/15

SWK 449 Practice with Communities and Organizations  


Saturday classes only 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.



Summer- II 2015


7/4/15 – 8/22/15

SWK 448 Practice with Families and Groups   


Saturday classes only 9:00 am to 4:30 pm



August 24th, 25th and 26th 2015.

SWK 345 Preparation for the Field



Fall I 2015


9/5/15- 10/24/15

SWK 408 Marriage and Family


Saturday classes only - 9:00 to 4:30 pm. 



Fall –II 2015

Any Quantitative Reasoning course



Spring I and II 2016

SWK 445 Internship I

16 hours/week through Spring (210 hours)- with twice a week field seminar contact on campus Wednesday 4:00 to 5:00 pm.



Summer I and II 2016

SWK 446 Internship-II

16 hours per week through summer I and II  2016 (210 hours) with twice a week  field seminar contact on campus on Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:00 pm.



Any semester

Open electives if short of 60 credits




Additional information:

Tuition: $1125 per course plus other fees applicable under continuing education program subject to change per policy change of the College during the completion of the program.

Click HERE for our Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Program