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B.S. in Social Work

Two tracks: On-campus and SWIM (largely online)

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 (available in the University Bookstore) or contact the Department of Social Work Chair.

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.

On-campus Track

You can take our BS in Social Work on-campus at Bemidji State University and take advantage of the great opportunities and experience we have.

SWIM ( Social Work Integrated Model)

You can also earn a BS in Social through a cohort-based largely online format, with once a month on-campus class. The fall 2015 cohort selection process has been completed. The next cohort will start either fall 2017 or fall 2018. For more information contact:

  • Dr. Cheryl A. Byers, Chair, Department of Social Work,