The curriculum of the Social Work program of the University of Minnesota has a special focus on social justice and services to American Indians and their communities. Graduates are prepared to work with a variety of different groups in a culturally responsive manner.
Initially admitted as pre-social work, BSW students complete a secondary application to enroll in upper level courses. Much of the BSW program can be completed online but students must be on campus for a portion of their social work courses and to satisfy their liberal education requirements.
The UMD BSW Program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).
- Prepares graduates for practice in a variety of human service settings such as schools, mental health, tribal and county agencies, child welfare, healthcare, and community organizing.
- Student-centered with diverse faculty, staff, and students.
- Commitment to culturally responsive practice.
- Bachelor of Social Work graduates can complete a Master of Social Work degree in one year.
- Emphasis on working with American Indian communities.
- Dynamic internships.
- Communication, problem-solving, empathy, cultural responsiveness, and collaboration/teamwork.
- Need to be previously or currently involved in community service or volunteer work.
- Understanding of the importance of developing socially just service delivery systems.
Career PossibilitiesEntry-Level Positions:
- Adoption Counselor
- Child Protection Services
- Couples and Family Therapist
- Crisis Intervention
- Hospice Coordinator
- Mental Health Social Worker
- Rehabilitation Counselor
- School Social Worker
- Services to Aging Populations
- Social and Community Service Manager
- Victim Advocate
- Youth Program Coordinator
- Race, Class, and Gender in the United States
- Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice
- Human Behavior in Social Environment
- Social Work Research
- Individual, Family and Group Practice
- Organization and Community Practice
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesSocial Work Gender & Sexuality Studies Sociology View 470 other Bachelors in Gender & Sexuality Studies in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Submit your one-time $50 non-refundable application fee.
- Original or certified copies of ALL secondary (high school) records must be issued by the school in a sealed envelope and mailed to the university.
- Proof of English Proficiency.
- Photocopy of Passport: only required if a student is in need of an I-20 form for F-1 student visa.
- International students who will be studying at UMD on an F-1 visa are required to submit a completed Financial Certification Statement.
International20328 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20328 USD per year during 48 months.
National19516 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19516 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State14126 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14126 USD per year during 48 months.
- Midwest Student Exchange Residents: $14,760 / year
Living costs for Duluth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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