Social Work Transfer Curriculum

Dickinson State University offers introductory courses in Social Work. We have agreements with other schools for completion of the BSSW degree. At Dickinson State University, students may complete general education requirements and four introductory courses in social work (SWK 250, SWK 256, SWK 330). Students may transfer to other universities to complete the balance of the social work major. Students may contact the Department of Social Sciences for additional information.

Students will need to apply to the University of their choice for admission to the social work major once general education requirements have been completed.

Students must be accepted into the social work program at the school of their choice. Admission to the major is limited and some students may not be accepted. While the specific courses are usually transferable to other accredited social work majors at other universities, this cannot be guaranteed.

Student Learning Outcomes

Social work graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills by being able to make professional decisions regarding social work situations and scenarios. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcome II.)
  2. Demonstrate skills in the effective use of current technologies and other information resources as well as be able to obtain information, research, resources and articles related to social work. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcome III.)
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of national and international multiculturalism and the importance of global citizenship, as well as evaluate the social work profession with regard to ethnicity, pluralism, diversity and cultural issues. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I and V.)
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of social work as it relates to the arts and humanities. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcome I.)
  5. Demonstrate discipline-specific knowledge and develop a framework that can be used to integrate the concepts relevant to understanding social work. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcome VI.)
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of health, wellness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as well as appreciate the balancing of individual and societal responsibilities with regard to helping others. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcome IV.)

Social Work Transfer Curriculum

General Education Requirements at DSU:

BIOL 111Concepts of Biology

3

BIOL 111LConcepts of Biology Lab

1

COMM 110Fundamentals Of Public Speaking

3

ENGL 110College Composition I

3

ENGL 120College Composition II

3

ENGL 220Introduction to Literature

3

 

HIST 103United States To 1877

3

Or

HIST 104United States Since 1877

3

 

HPER 100Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

2

MATH 103College Algebra

4

PHIL 101Introduction To Philosophy

3

PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology

3

SOC 110Introduction to Sociology

3

Extra-Departmental Requirements at DSU:

ECON 105Elements Of Economics

3

ENGL 300Technical Writing

3

MATH 305Probability and Statistics

4

POLS 115American Government

3

PSYC 370Abnormal Psychology

3

SOC 325Research Methods

3

SWK 381Cultural Diversity

3

Social Work Courses at DSU:

50 hours volunteer community service recommended

SWK 250Interpersonal Skills

3

SWK 255Social Work in a Modern Society

3

SWK 256Development of Social Welfare

3

SWK 330Human Behavior and the Social Environment

3

Total Credit Hours: 68

Dickinson State University’s Social Work Linkage Program with Minot State University allows students to be well prepared to enter the final two years of the college career in Minot. The courses listed within the DSU catalogue have been carefully matched with the core requirements expected of students seeking admission to the Minot State University program for a degree in Social Work. Given periodic up-dates in program and licensure requirements, students are strongly encouraged to consult Minot State University’s most recent catalogue. Additionally, students approaching the start of their second year should contact the Minot State University’s Social Work Program Director with any questions they may have regarding their formal admission to the Minot State University program.