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St. Scholastica's Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Our graduates enter most Master of Social Work programs with advanced standing.

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Make an Impact with a B.A. in Social Work

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FAST FACTS: B.A. Social Work

This 128 credit social work program with transfer options offers:

  • A values-based curriculum which includes interprofessional education
  • Real-world social work experience through 570 hours of in-field service (120 hours may be waived with relevant educational internship experience)
  • Areas of specialization, such as a social work certification in healthcare
  • Accelerated learning options. Program length varies from 16 months to two years by location.
  • Flexible, blended learning through a mix of formats. Locations include Duluth, Austin, Cloquet, Inver Grove Heights, Brainerd and online

Tuition: $435/credit*

*Tuition rates are for the 2021-22 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.

Your calling can be your career

Be a force for good. Through a career in social work, you can enhance human well-being and empower vulnerable populations, while helping address the needs of individuals, families, groups and entire communities.

This profession is founded on the social work core values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity and competence. At The College of St. Scholastica, we embrace these values and the social work profession in the context of the College's Benedictine tradition.

Join the next generation of life-changing professionals. Apply today.

Social work degree overview

Our curriculum focuses on values and the real-world application of skills. This enables you to take a personal approach with clients and ensures you have the tools you need to prepare for a lifetime of meaningful work.

Graduates of the B.A. in Social Work degree program (accredited by the Council on Social Work Education) are prepared for beginning the generalist professional practice. Graduates are also eligible for advanced standing in most Master of Social Work programs, providing a streamlined route to the education needed for mid- and senior-level social work careers.

Start your journey here and go anywhere.

Careers overview

You want to help people. Fortunately, organizations and communities in a variety of settings are looking for people seeking people hoping to make a difference and help others improve their well-being.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the social work profession is expected to grow at a faster-than-average rate of 13% through 2026, with increased growth for medical and integrated healthcare social workers.

With a B.A. in Social Work, you can work in organizations such as family service agencies, hospitals, schools (elementary and secondary), homeless shelters, and more – places where people take pride in their work, because they see the impact they have every day. That is just one reason why a number of bachelor’s-level social work jobs are ranked best by U.S. News & World Report.

Are you ready to take the next step? Apply now, or explore the locations where our social work program is offered below.

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Info Sessions

  • Portrait of Cash Robinson

    "This flexible program allowed me to maintain a full-time job and still have family time. What made my experience stand out was being in a cohort and taking classes with the same group of people. This allowed me to see human differences. Everyone's journey is different.."

    – Cash Robinson, ‘15

  • Portrait of Damian Londino-Green

    "The social work program at St. Scholastica was the perfect combination of flexibility and rigor. The work was challenging, but the instructors were supportive, and always encouraged growth. I appreciate having an accredited program like CSS support higher education in rural communities."

    – Damian Londino-Green, '18

  • Portrait of Wendy Orozco

    "St. Scholastica’s Austin program allowed me to earn a bachelor’s degree at an accredited and prestigious college in my hometown. I am a working mom and the schedule allowed me to maintain a healthy life balance. The social work program faculty were helpful, passionate and empathetic."

    – Wendy Orozco, '18


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