On-Campus Social Work, BSW

BSU Social Work students and faculty at the NASW Day at the Capitol event in St. Paul.
BSU Social Work students and faculty at the NASW Day at the Capitol event in St. Paul.

To graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, students complete 69 credits, drawing from departments such as Social Work, Psychology and Biology.

Students who wish to major in Social Work must satisfy specific standards and complete a formal admission process. The process includes the completion of certain introductory courses with a 2.50 GPA, submission of admission materials and an interview with a review committee. For an explanation of the standards and details of the admission process, see the Social Work Student Guide or contact the Department of Social Work Chair, Sue Rickers.

The Social Work curriculum prepares students for professional social work practice and for graduate study. Course work in sociology, psychology, political science and biology is included in the Social Work major. Social Work course syllabi are available to students in the Family Child Welfare Resource Center, HS 380.