Prepare to become a licensed social worker through UND's top-ranked program.
UND's social work degree is flexible to meet your needs with online and on-campus course options. You'll graduate ready to serve vulnerable people and communities with a special focus on rural settings.
- Program type:
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 1-4 years
- Credit hours:
- 120 or less (depending on number of completed credits)
Why earn a social work degree?
On-Campus or Online Social Work Degree
Complete a field internship under the supervision of a licensed field instructor.
Get involved with our nationally-recognized award-winning student clubs, the Student Social Work Association or Phi Alpha, the social work honor society.
Graduate eligible to apply to take the social work licensing exam in any state that license at the B.S.S.W. level. You'll also be eligible to apply to any Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program in the nation.
We provide financial support to qualified students who commit to working in an approved child welfare agency in North Dakota upon graduation.
UND is home to the Children & Family Services Training Center, providing research and training with a strong rural focus. The Center certifies all new child welfare workers and all North Dakota foster parents.
What can you do with a social work degree?
Social Work Degree Courses
What can I expect from UND's online social work degree?
Live Online Social Work Degree Courses
Synchronous classes are held in real-time. If you’re the kind of learner who likes active discussion and immediate feedback through live interaction, you’ll enjoy this online course format.
Every class is different, but generally, you’ll log into a virtual classroom at scheduled times to:
- Listen to a lecture.
- Ask questions.
- Participate in class discussions.
- Conduct group activities.
- Participate in video-sharing.
- Have chat conversations.
- Use interactive whiteboards.
- Take live polls.
You should prepare for your classes by finishing any assigned readings, compiling questions for your instructor, and thinking about how to contribute to the next live class.
While the majority of your courses are offered online, you’ll come to campus to complete portions of the program. Here, you’ll extend and apply the knowledge you’ve learned online through hands-on activities. Our students find tremendous value in having the opportunity to personally interact with their instructors and fellow students.
Local Social Work Field Placement
You'll participate in a 450-hour field placement to better serve your own community. The field placement can be taken part-time over two semesters.
Background checks are required prior to entry into field placements.
Best Online Social Work Degree
UND's Online Social Work Degree
Become a Social Worker
UND's online Social Work degree helped Sadie Harrison achieve her goals to becoming a social worker.