Social Work (B.S.S.W.)
Get prepared to be a licensed social worker through UND's top ranked program.
UND's bachelor's degree in Social Work (B.S.S.W.) is flexible with online and on-campus course options. You'll graduate ready to serve communities with special preparation for rural settings.
- Program type:
- On-campus or online
- Est. time to complete:
- 2-4 years
- Credit hours:
- 120 or less (depending on number of completed credits)
Why Study Social Work at UND?
Choose Social Work if you're looking for a career with "meaning, action, diversity, satisfaction, and an abundance of optimism" (NASW). UND's nationally-recognized and caring faculty, numerous "firsts" in online education, and high profile in the state and region make us a great value and a great choice.
In addition to a social work major, students often pursue related academic minors:
Social work stands apart from other social science degrees in that most states license social workers at the bachelor's level. Only those who hold formal social work degrees can call themselves social workers.
Accreditation by CSWE
The undergraduate program in Social Work, offering a Bachelors of Science in Social Work (B.S.S.W.) degree, has been accredited since 1974, when undergraduate accreditation first began. The Department of Social Work was re-accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in 2014. The department continues to update its curriculum to adhere to revised standards established by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education.
Top Online Social Work Program in the Nation
Every accredited social work program offers education, but not every program prepares students to make a real impact the way UND does. UND is increasingly regarded as one of the top academic and research institutions in the nation for social work. We consistently rank among the best for educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes.