Social Work Student Resources

Student Guide

The 2020-2021 SOWK Student Guide is a detailed source of information about our Department of Social Work. You will find information about admissions, curriculum, special programs, scholarships and more. The manual is interactive so you can use the table of contents to navigate throughout the guide.

Bemidji State University’s Social Work Department provides community engaged learning activities throughout the four-year degree program. Opportunities range from volunteering at the Food Shelf with the Social Work Club to engaging in a 60-hour field experience to completing the degree with a 480-hour internship in a human service organization.

Students learn through hands-on approaches the values, skills and knowledge necessary to becoming a generalist social work practitioner. Field instruction is an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to practice, determine one’s readiness to enter the social work profession, and to explore areas of interest in social work practice.

The Social Work program affords students access to scholarships, internships and a variety of field experiences. If your focus is on urban areas, you might be a perfect candidate for our field expeditions into the Twin Cities. Real world experience is a core principle of Social Work, and we’ll help you get access to it!


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