Social Work BSW

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.

The next SWIM cohort begins August 2021. All information regarding applying to the hybrid Social Work program can be found on the Social Work Department web site here.

Upcoming deadlines for program applications are:

  • October 11, 2021 by 8AM
  • February 7, 2022 by 8AM
  • July 11, 2022 by 8AM

Program Highlights


Please reference all eligibility and application information on the Social Work Department web site here.

Program Contact

Emily Paine, Program Coordinator
(218) 755-2849

Delivery options

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