The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program prepares students to carry out the unique purposes of the profession — to develop human potential, to promote individual well-being and to create a more just society — as a licensed social worker. The BSW educates graduates for beginning generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

The Social Work major is designed to inspire and prepare the next generation of social workers. Becoming a social worker is a rewarding career that allows students to make a difference in the world for those in need. Bemidji State University graduates usually practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. The program focuses on 9 social work competencies and 31 related practice behaviors.

For more information on the courses in this program, visit the course catalog.

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