To be licensed as a social worker in Minnesota, North Dakota and most other states a person must obtain a Bachelor of Social Work degree (B.S.W.) (Social Work). Currently many colleges have an undergraduate program to receive this degree. An adequate school for attaining a B.S.W. degree is Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM). It has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1973 (Social Work). To graduate from MSUM with a B.S.W. degree, students have to take a total of 72 credits; 42 requirements, 27 related requirements and three electives (Social Work). Presently the annual banded tuition to attend this university is 6,140 dollars (MSU). Which may comes off as a lot of money, but the average tuition cost in the United States is 7,605 dollars (What It). Within that banded tuition a scholar can take anywhere from 12 to 19 credits (MSU). If a student makes the decision that they want to get their degree in four years, they will have to take 18 credits annually. Also to graduate it is a requirement that two human service experiences and a 480-hour internship are completed (MSU). Once a graduate i...
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