Undergraduate Social Work

Program Options

WSU offers several options for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a degree in social work.

Bachelor of Social Work

WSU's traditional bachelor of social work (BSW) degree, offered in Winona, is a four-year undergraduate professional degree.

The first two years consist of general education classes along with a series of foundation courses.

Then students apply for admission to the Social Work program, which is four semesters of core classes.

Hybrid Bachelor of Social Work

The Hybrid Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree, offered in Rochester, is an alternative option to the traditional face-to-face program.

Coursework is delivered in a hybrid format that combines both online and face-to-face learning.

The core curriculum is the same in both traditional and hybrid deliveries and across both campuses.

Ready to Apply?

Are you ready to learn more about your Social Work options at Winona State and apply?

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The following information complies with Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) through the U.S. Department of Education:

  • WSU’s Social Work program curriculum meets state educational requirements in the states/jurisdictions of: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming, and District of Columbia.
  • WSU’s Social Work program curriculum hasn’t been determined to meet state educational requirements in the states/jurisdictions of: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Last updated on July 1, 2021.