Students in Bemidji State University’s hybrid Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program, the Social Work Integrated Model (SWIM), have access to the same rigorous, fully accredited degree program as on-campus students. The program is intentionally designed to support a healthy family, work and life balance. 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.
How Does the Hybrid BSW Program Work?
Delivered in a cohort-style blended format, SWIM students come to campus approximately one Saturday per month while the rest of their education is delivered fully online. Cohort sizes are limited to twenty in order to maximize students’ experiences within the learning environment. Each semester, students enroll in two to three courses (typically two) with their cohort. Upon completion of their coursework, students cap their degree with a 480-hour internship in a human 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.
“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
“Throughout my time at BSU I’ve applied what I’ve been learning to work in my community and the groups/individuals I work with. I cannot recommend this online degree to enough people!”
-Ben L. SWIM Class of ’18