Bachelor of Social Work | Sitting Bull College

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Bachelor of Social Work

Program Description

A bachelor’s degree in Social Work or BSW is the most common requirement for entry-level human service and social service positions. Many Social Work graduates are represented in public and private agencies, sectors, and organizations at the local, state, tribal, and international levels. 

The Bachelor of Social Work program prepares students to become Generalist Social Work Practitioners, and life-long leaders and learners of the profession. The program cultivates Social Work leaders to implement and advocate for social, economic, and environmental justice, social programs, and social policy for vulnerable, marginalized, and at-risk individuals, children, families, groups, and communities across diverse populations. 
The Bachelor of Social Work program’s mission and goals reflect the values and beliefs of both the social work profession and the Ochéthi Šakówi? (Seven Council Fires). Coursework underscores the nexus between the Ochéthi Šakówi? values and the values of the Social Work profession in which students will actively reflect on throughout the program. Finally, the program cultivates students to become leaders of Social Work through the application and integration of knowledge that respects the profession and respects all human beings, their communities, and cultures.

Career Opportunities

Social Workers may specialize in a range of careers, but not limited to: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, School Social Work, Child Welfare, Families, Public Service and Politics, Healthcare and Medical Social Work, Perinatal Social Work, Forensic Social Work, Social Work and the Law, Administration, Education, Community Organization, Disaster Relief, Research and Policy Analyst, Gerontology, and Developmental Disabilities.

Contact Information

Leslie White Temple Gipp, Social Work Faculty/Field Coordinator 
Telephone: (701) 854-8065