If you want to affect the world, study social work. If you want a great shot at passing your licensure exam and being hired right out of college, study social work at Concordia.

Your passion for helping others isn't going to stay in the classroom; Concordia social work majors are encouraged to get out into the community. We have partnerships with a variety of agencies in Fargo and Moorhead, so you can help low-income families make ends meet or New Americans find housing, among other opportunities. We’ll do our best to match your interests to areas of need.

Most career counselors will recommend you keep your résumé to one page, but that is impossible for Concordia social work grads. You’ll start engaging with your community as a sophomore, and all of your work and study will culminate with a full-time internship as a senior.

Programs of Study

Major in Social Work

Concordia's social work program prepares competent and effective social work professionals to promote human and community well-being. Program graduates are prepared to take the national licensure examination and pass at rates well beyond the national average.

Student Learning Outcomes

All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education.

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Activism at Work

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Heart for the Homeless

Powered by a passion for narrative medicine and the stories of those around her, Mackenzie Hedge ’18 explores the lives of the Fargo-Moorhead homeless population in a photojournalism project, embracing bachelor of arts nursing preparation.

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Scholarships for Serving Others

Becoming Responsibly Engaged in the World is something many Cobbers do on a daily basis. This is especially true for the Concordia students who were recipients of this year's Swendseid Service Scholars Award.

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