Social Work B.S.W.
College of Education and Human Service Professions
The bachelor of social work (B.S.W.) program prepares students for generalist practice in a variety of human service settings. Graduates undertake a variety of professional social work roles ranging from counselor and case manager to community organizer and advocate. The curriculum has a special focus on services to American Indians and their communities.
This program is available:
Students must complete 30 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
Evidence of engagement in community service or volunteer work.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Admission Requirements (16 - 17 cr)
PSY 1003 - General Psychology [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
SOC 1101 - Introduction to Sociology [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
SW 1000 - Introduction to Social Welfare [SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
Required Courses (40 cr)
SW 4121 must be taken for 6 credits.
PSY 3020 - Statistical Methods (4.0 cr)
SW 1619 - Race, Class, and Gender in the United States [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
SW 4100 - Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice (3.0 cr)
SW 4101 - Human Behavior in Social Environment (3.0 cr)
SW 4102 - Introduction to Social Work Research (3.0 cr)
SW 4103 - Senior Capstone Project (2.0 cr)
SW 4111 - Introduction to Individual, Family and Group Practice (3.0 cr)
SW 4112 - Organization and Community Practice (3.0 cr)
SW 4120 - Community Volunteer Experience (1.0 cr)
SW 4121 - Field Placement (4.0-8.0 cr)
SW 4190 - American Indian Social Work Practice Issues (3.0 cr)
SW 4201 - Social Welfare Policy (3.0 cr)
WRIT 31xx - Adv Writ (3 cr)
Social Work Electives (12 cr)
Other classes may be used with permission of advisor
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SW 1210 - Global Issues [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· SW 4113 - Introduction to Child Welfare Practice (3.0 cr)
· SW 5061 - Computers in the Human Services (1.0-2.0 cr)
· SW 5091 - Independent Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· SW 5095 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-4.0 cr)
· SW 5096 - Special Project (1.0-4.0 cr)
· SW 5111 - Grant Writing in the Human Services (1.0-2.0 cr)
· SW 5222 - Intervention in Family Violence (1.0-2.0 cr)
· SW 5271 - Women and Social Policy (2.0 cr)
· SW 5280 - Addressing Alcohol Related Problems in Social Work Practice (1.0-2.0 cr)
Non Social Work Electives (11 cr)
Other classes may be used with permission of advisor.
Take 11 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AMIN 1103 - Introduction to the Ojibwe Language [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 1104 - Beginning Ojibwe II [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 2210 - American Indian Politics: Law, Sovereignty, and Treaty Rights [LE CAT6, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 2405 - American Indian Families and Society [LE CAT8, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· ECH 3104 - Family Partnerships (1.0 cr)
· PSY 2023 - Marriages and Families Worldwide [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 1201 - Sociology of the Family [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· SPED 1357 - Individuals with Disabilities in Society [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· SPED 4250 - Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders (4.0 cr)
· SPED 4850 - Foundations of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (4.0 cr)