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Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Department of Social Work

The Social Work Program prepares students to become generalist social work practitioners and as such be able to work across various client populations and practice. The Social Work major emphasizes an understanding of human interactions within social environments.

This blended-delivery program requires travel to the BSU campus one Friday-Saturday each month for face-to-face dialogue and to learn practice skills.  The remaining coursework is completed online.

Students are prepared for micro, mezzo, and macro practice - working with individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities. Graduates of the program are prepared for entry-level social work practice and for graduate study.


Qualified candidates typically have completed (or are within 6 credits of completing) an AA degree or the Minnesota Transfer curriculum.

Program timeline: The start date for this blended-delivery program is August, 2013.  Students will intern and graduate in the spring of 2016.  The next cohort will begin August, 2015.

Credits required for bachelor’s degree:  120 credits, which includes completion of liberal education requirements. 

Credits required for major:  69

Delivery options: Blended and on campus

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