With the BSSW online program, you can earn your bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota. Keep in mind, to complete the program in 2 years, you are required to complete 6-8 credits per semester and fulfill all other degree program requirements.
Your transcript and diploma will look the same as for a student who graduated from UND by taking traditional, on-campus courses.
During the first year of your program, you will spend 4 days on the UND campus in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The on-campus session is tentatively scheduled for summer 2016.
As the only on-campus component of the program, the session integrates, extends, and applies the knowledge you learned in previous online courses and readings.
Local Field Placement
You will also participate in a 450-hour field placement to better serve your own community. The field placement can be taken part time over two semesters.
Field placements must be completed within one of these areas: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, eastern Montana or southern Manitoba, Canada.
Background checks are required prior to entry into field placements.
"Live" Online Classes
You will receive the convenience of distance learning with the personal contact and connection of "live" instruction through Web-based, online courses.
As an online student in "live" Web classes , you will:
Available online with "live Web classes" held at set times. BSSW classes will typically be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Interact with your instructors and other students using Web-conferencing technology.
See your instructors' materials as though you were sitting in a classroom on the UND campus.
In this manner, the class lectures, discussion and collaboration are conducted in a very similar fashion to traditional on-campus classes.
Plus, if you miss a class, you may review recorded course content through the Internet at any time.