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Social Work, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #992 (BCR) Grand Forks, ND, United States| Online
With the Bachelor of Science in Social Work program from University of North Dakota you will get prepared to be a licensed social worker through UND's top ranked program.
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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.

Why Study Social Work at University of North Dakota?

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:

  • Gerontology
  • Chemical Dependency

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      2-4 years

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment 
  • Social Work Research & Data Analysis
  • Generalist Social Work Practice with Individuals & Families
  • Generalist Social Work Practice with Task & Treatment Groups
  • Social Policy
  • Generalist Social Work Practice with Communities & Organizations
  • Field Instruction 
  • Field Instruction Seminar
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • American Government 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete Mandatory Immunizations and TB Screening
  • Send Official Records
  • Apply Online and Pay $35 Application Fee
  • Complete Statement of Financial Responsibility
  • Provide Evidence of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16673 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16673 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8336 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Minnesota Residents $9,336/year

Living costs for Grand Forks

  • 1000 - 2180 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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