University of North Dakota Department of Social Work

Located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the 550-acre campus of the University of North Dakota remains the state's oldest college institution. The University of North Dakota social work online education boasts nationally known programs, with bachelor's and graduate degree holders working all over the country. Today, 25% of undergraduate students make up the social work bachelor's program, while 15% of graduate students are enrolled in the department's master's program. UND learners also benefit from the school's many connections throughout the state, providing students with practical field experiences.

The University of North Dakota is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The University of North Dakota's Department of Social Work programs are Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited.

Social Work Program Overview

With its award-winning online programs and an abundance of resources available to students, UND's Department of Social Work provides learners with a high quality education. UND offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work, with minors in gerontology or chemical dependency. Each online program also grants flexible scheduling to meet student needs.

According to its mission statement, UND's Department of Social Work strives to produce "social workers who empower vulnerable populations, promote social justice, and are committed to serving diverse populations."


Online Social Work Programs

All UND social work programs are offered online. Although the majority of coursework takes place in an online format, students must still visit campus for a few course requirements. Learners can take classes on a full- or part-time basis, allowing for additional scheduling flexibility. The online bachelor's in social work comprises 120 credits and the master's in social work comprises 36 credits, each culminating in a fieldwork experience. With the same application and admission process, these online social work programs mirror the standards set for the on-campus options.

On-Campus Social Work Programs

Students who prefer face-to-face instruction and closer interaction with peers may opt for UND's on-campus social work programs. The Department of Social Work offers many courses and scheduling options that prepare learners to practice social work in a variety of settings. Students may also take a blend of online and on-campus courses while working toward their bachelor of social work or master's in social work at UND.

University of North Dakota Online Social Work Degree Programs

Online Bachelor's in Social Work

Program Overview

  • Department: Department of Social Work
  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Social Work
  • Concentrations: Gerontology; chemical dependency

Delivery

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Instruction Style: Synchronous and asynchronous

Program Requirements

  • Prerequisites: 14 units of high school core courses
  • Credit Requirements: 120 credits
  • Field Education Requirements: 450-hour field placement

Program Length

  • Program Options: Full- or part-time
  • Program Length: 2-4 years
  • Program Start Dates: Fall 2019 - August 26; Spring 2020 - January 13; Summer 2020 - May 18

Admission Requirements

  • Application Deadline: Fall 2019 - June 15
  • GPA: 2.75 minimum
  • Standardized Tests: ACT or SAT

Online Master's in Social Work

Program Overview

  • Department: Department of Social Work
  • Program Name: Master of Social Work

Delivery

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Instruction Style: Synchronous

Program Requirements

  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; 30 credits of liberal arts courses
  • Credit Requirements: 36 credits
  • Field Education Requirements: Field internship

Program Length

  • Program Options: Full- or part-time
  • Program Length: 1-2 years
  • Program Start Dates: Fall 2019 - August 26; Spring 2020 - January 13; Summer 2020 - May 18

Admission Requirements

  • Application Deadline: Spring 2020 - June 15
  • GPA: 3.0 minimum
  • Standardized Tests: GRE