Online Social Work, BSW

Social Work Integrated Model (SWIM), is Bemidji State’s Online Social Work program.

About BSU’s Online Social Work Degree Program
Students in Bemidji State’s largely online Bachelor of Social Work program have access to the same rigorous, fully accredited degree program as on-campus students. The program is delivered in an engaging and challenging online learning environment that utilizes an innovative learning management suite. Courses are taught by highly credentialed on-campus faculty who focus on giving students personal attention and feedback that will bring the benefits of the classroom to the online experience.

SWIM Class of ’20
“There is a reason this program is ranked so high in the nation and I feel honored to be a part of it. You continually challenge me to think outside the box and have shown me how to see so much from different views…. Thank you for that and your dedication for preparing me for the future.  You and the other instructors are truly amazing.”
-Amy K (SWIM Class of ’18)

The online bachelor of social work is attained through a cohort-based largely online format, with on-campus classes held three to four times each semester. Students must also complete a 480-hour internship in a social service organization.  This internship can be completed in the student’s home community (either full-time in one semester or part-time over two semesters).

Application Process

Our next cohort will begin in August 2020, with applications opening up in Fall 2019. If you would like more information please contact Emily Paine, epaine@bemidjistate.edu. You an also be included on our list-serve which will email out information about application availability.