SWU announces two new majors
Education and human services programs are coming to Southern Wesleyan University locations across the state.
The university recently received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer its bachelor of science in education degree at its regional sites in Greenville, Charleston, Columbia and North Augusta. SACS is the regional accreditation agency for higher education institutions in the Southern states.
“We are so pleased to be able to offer our bachelor’s program in education to students across South Carolina,” said Dr. Fred Woodworth, dean of the university’s School of Education. “Our evening program is ideal for working adult students who are interested in becoming educators.”
Also, the university received SACS approval to offer a bachelor of science in human services degree at its Central and Greenville locations.
The human services major prepares students for practical work in a variety of human service or “helping” agencies. The term “human services” can be defined as those in the fields of health, social care, education, guidance, counseling, the remedial professions, probation, social and justice systems, and the independent sector.
This human services major is designed for students who are called to help others. Previous SWU students with an interest in human services have worked in adult protective services, child protective services, probation and parole, behavioral health services, addiction services, social work and missions (including social work in other countries).
Applications are currently being accepted in the Central and Greenville locations for both new majors. The programs will be offered in Columbia, North Augusta and Charleston in the future.
These programs are offered in an accelerated format for working adults who can attend class one night a week. Other outside-the-classroom requirements such as study group meetings, reports and projects allow students to master the required material while maintaining employment and family commitments.
Southern Wesleyan University prepares students for leadership and graduate study in such fields as religion, education, music, business, medicine, law and a variety of civic and social service professions. Southern Wesleyan offers 33 major areas of study for undergraduates and graduate degrees in the areas of business, education and ministry. The university’s main campus is in Central and there are regional learning centers across the state, in locations such as Greenville, Columbia, Charleston and North Augusta.
For details on the bachelor’s degree in education or human services, please call (864) 639-2112 or 1-800-808-1653.