Hybrid, BSW

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 the same highly credentialed faculty who teach our on-campus courses and focus on giving students personal attention and feedback that will bring the benefits of the classroom to the online experience.

Attend an informational session on Oct. 10th either at noon or 6pm via zoom to get your questions answered about our hybrid degree program! Register through the links below!

Register for the noon meeting here.

Register for the 6pm meeting here.

More information can also be found by watching this video overviewing our program!
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 30 in order to maximize students’ experiences within the learning environment. Each semester, students enroll in two to three courses 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.

Bemidji State University Social Work Integrated Model (SWIM)

2023 Cohort – TENTATIVE Course Schedule

Fall 2023 Spring 2024

SOWK 2130: Interpersonal Relations

SOWK 2160: Human Behavior in Social Environment I

SOWK 3160: Human Behavior in the Social Environment II

SOWK 4450: SOWK Research Seminar

SOWK 3551: Generalist Practice I


Fall 2024 Spring 2025

SOWK 3552: Generalist Practice II

SOWK 3260: Social Welfare Policy

SOWK 3553: Generalist Practice III

SOWK 3201: Family Dynamics & Intervention

SOWK 4880: Internship Orientation

Summer or Fall 2025
SOWK 4970: Internship SOWK (480 hours)

Also see our Curriculum Planning webpage for more information on our supporting foundation and pre-admission course requirements. Our Distance Learning Student Advisor, Ching Olson is also a great resource if you have questions about transfer course work, or how to get started! She can be reached at ching.olson@bemidjistate.edu

Would you like more information? Fill out the inquiry form below to have more information sent to you about course requirements and the application process!

Or simply start your free application to BSU today!

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SWIM Class of ’21

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