The Department of Social Work has a lot to offer students, from volunteering opportunities with the Social Work Club to scholarships, field experience and internships.


The Department of Social Work at Bemidji State University offers merit and need-based scholarships to social work students.

  • Merit-based up to $10,000 and departmental scholarships.
  • In-state tuition for all students.
  • Low cost of tuition, $4,902 per semester (15 credits) vs $16,205 for a private 4 year college (College Board 2022).

Child Welfare Scholars

The Child Welfare Scholars program is for students interested in the field of child welfare.


The SEAR Club provides a network of support, growth and friendship for all students in the helping professions, specifically those pursuing careers in the addiction field.

Social Work Club

The Social Work Club is an active community of Bemidji State students committed to bettering themselves and their communities. This club is open to all students from any major.

Student Guide

The 2023-2024 Social Work Student Guide is a detailed source of information about the Department of Social Work. Inside, students will find information about admission, the social work curriculum, special social work programs, scholarships and more. The manual is interactive and its table of contents can be used to navigate through it.