Social Work

Our BSW program equips students with a generalist background in social work while emphasizing an understanding of human interactions in various cultural environments. Students graduate prepared for entry level social work practice as well as for graduate study.

Through our blended delivery program (called SWIM – Social Work Integrated Model), students travel to the BSU campus just one Saturday each month for face-to-face dialogue and to learn practice skills. All remaining coursework is completed online.

Students develop the knowledge and skills for micro, mezzo and macro practice – working with individuals, groups, families, organizations and communities.

A new SWIM cohort begins every two years. New applications to the program will be marked for the 2020 cohort. A program application will be required, and available online in late 2019.

Program Highlights


The department requires students to have at least an AA degree completed prior to admittance to the program. Additionally, a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.5 is required.

Program timeline: This is a cohort-based blended program taking 6 semesters to complete, and is limited to 20 students in each cohort. The next cohort will begin in August, 2020. A separate application process will be used. Due to limited space in the blended cohort, and if being an on-campus student is a possibility for you, please consider applying to our on-campus Social Work program.

Program Contact

Evie Campbell, Social Work faculty
(218) 755-2836

69 credits – view catalog for requirements.

Delivery options

The Social Work major is available in the blended format described above, and also as a traditional on-campus major.