Bachelor of Science in Social Work

BSSW Program Admission Criteria:

  • Completion of SWK 255 Introduction to Social Work and SWK 257 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I with a grade of C or higher
  • Overall GPA of at least 2.75 (includes all transfer work)
  • Willingness to adhere to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and the UND Code of Student Life
  • Completion of 45 semester hours of coursework at the end of the term in which the application is submitted

Application due dates are listed on the Department website.

120 credits are required (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above and 30 credits from UND) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. The following curriculum.

Social Work
SWK 255Introduction to Social Work4
SWK 257Human Behavior and the Social Environment I3
SWK 317Social Work Research3
SWK 357Human Behavior and the Social Environment II3
SWK 424Generalist Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families3
SWK 434Generalist Social Work Practice with Task and Treatment Groups3
SWK 442Social Policy3
SWK 454Generalist Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations3
SWK 481Field Education I5
SWK 482Field Education Seminar I1
SWK 483Field Education II5
SWK 484Field Education Seminar II1
Social Work Elective2
Liberal Arts Requirements for Social Work majors
PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3
POLS 115American Government I3
Advanced Social Sciences Courses (200-level or above)15
Social Work majors are required to take two diversity courses (either U or G) in addition to the Essential Studies requirement of a U and G course. 6
SOC 326Sociological Statistics (or any statistics course)3
Total Credits72

Courses used to fulfill the approved minor requirements may also be used to meet the above requirements whenever appropriate and applicable.