Social Work at Presentation College


Program Type: Bachelor of Science

Campus Availability: Aberdeen

Division: Social Science & Humanities

Accreditation: Council on Social Work Education


Your study of social work at Presentation will offer a range of distinctive learning opportunities and chances to apply knowledge in meaningful ways. We partner with the Boys & Girls Club of Aberdeen Area, offering students the opportunity to serve as personal mentors and group leaders to children involved with the club.


Our social work alumni work closely with students in the program, are involved with learning projects, and have offered their input on designing the curriculum. During their final year of study at Presentation, social work students complete an intensive, two-semester practicum that includes 600 hours working in an agency setting.


The social work program offers outstanding preparation for careers in such settings as hospitals, schools, nursing homes, mental health centers, group homes for youth, foster care and adoption services, domestic violence or homeless shelters, substance abuse treatment programs, and other agency settings.


Graduates learn to be generalists, and prepare for work with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the ASWB Bachelors exam and apply for social work licensure in South Dakota (as well as other states who license BSW level social workers).

Strive for more!

Most of our graduates continue on to graduate school, where they are granted Advanced Standing status, which means it only takes one more year to earn a Master’s of Social Work (MSW) degree! In fact, recent alumni are pursuing their MSW degrees at The University of South Dakota and Baylor University.