Pre-Social Work Program

Preparing you for admission into any social work program

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About The Program
College of Arts and Sciences

Pre-Social Work Program

As a social worker, you’ll support children and families, advocating for fair treatment and assuring their needs are met. While pre-social work is not a major itself, we’ll match you with a degree and the necessary coursework required to prepare you for admission into a social work program.


Wondering if this program is for you? 

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are compassionate
  • Enjoy working with individuals and groups
  • Are open to life experiences
  • Are a good listener

With a social work degree, you could also work as a:

  • Healthcare social worker
  • Youth worker
  • Nurse
  • Non-profit staff member

At Northern, we believe getting you out of the classroom and into a real-world workplace setting is a critical part of your education. You'll have several opportunities for internships and other forms of experiential learning throughout your time at Northern. Learn more!


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Course Requirements

Sample Four-Year Course Plan

Suggested Majors and Minors 

Students in our social work program often major in:

And they often minor in:

Study Abroad 

Experience the world while earning your degree through NSU Study Abroad! With hundreds of opportunities available around the globe, Northern can make your study abroad dream become a reality. Learn more!

Undergraduate Research 

At Northern, you'll have the chance to conduct cutting-edge research that can have real-world impacts - while still an undergraduate student. Now with our brand new, state-of-the-art Jewett Regional Science Education Center, the sky is truly the limit. Learn more!

Contact Information 

Ready to take the next step? Contact us today:

Want to learn more about living and learning at Northern? Contact NSU Admissions today 605-626-2544 or!


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