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Belmont College and Indiana Wesleyan University Partner to Offer Additional Degree Opportunities

Belmont College and Indiana Wesleyan University recently announced a partnership to offer additional degree opportunities for local residents.


ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OH (June 14, 2018) – Belmont College is pleased to announce a new partnership with Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). The joint effort means students can earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology and/or social work starting this fall without ever leaving the St. Clairsville campus. Students will obtain the degrees exclusively at Belmont College through IWU’s School of Service and Leadership.


Students attending Belmont College can currently take courses related to psychology and social work to receive an associate of arts degree. Now, by completing IWU hybrid classes onsite at Belmont College and online, they can also earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work or a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology of Human Relations.


The IWU hybrid courses are completed though a blended model, meaning that the five-week courses will meet at the Belmont College campus in week one and week five, with the other three weeks being completed online. Students looking to complete a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology of Human Relations will need 59 credits to complete and will take about 18 months. Additionally, a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work will require 67 credits to complete and will take about 30 months; this also includes a 400-hour internship.


“We are excited to work with Indiana Wesleyan University to create a seamless pathway to a Bachelor’s Degree in social work as well as psychology,” said Dr. Heather Davis, Associate Professor and Department Chair Mental Health, Early Childhood Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences at Belmont College. “Students will not have to leave the area to complete these courses and this transfer and articulation agreement will decrease the time-to-degree, and save the costs of travel, room and board, and repeating courses.


For more information about the Mental Health Program, or to register, call 740-695-9500 or visit


About Belmont College
Founded in 1971, Belmont College is one of 23 community colleges in the University System of Ohio. The college offers more than 40 associate degree and certificate programs to serve the multiple needs of area citizens. Belmont offers a comprehensive array of credit and non-credit programming at the Main Campus in St. Clairsville, Ohio and provides satellite locations in Cadiz and Woodsfield, Ohio. For more information, visit


About Indiana Wesleyan University
Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is a Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church that is committed to global liberal arts and professional education. The university system includes IWU—Marion, where about 3,000 students are enrolled in traditional programs on the main campus in Marion, Ind.; IWU—National and Global, which includes more than 10,000 adult learners throughout the world who study online or at 15 education centers in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio; and Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, which offers a practical and student-centered approach for busy, working ministers. IWU’s DeVoe School of Business, the School of Nursing, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Educational Leadership, the School of Service and Leadership, and the Division of Liberal Arts are all housed within the National and Global campus. More information is available at


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