Dual Degree in HDFS and Social Work

Human Development and Family Science majors are prepared to work in a variety of areas related to children, aging adults, and families. In addition to the degree in HDFS, Joint students in HDFS/Social Work are pursuing the coursework and credential to prepare them as Social Workers. This Dual-degree program provides students a well-rounded education in preparation to become a social worker helping families and aging adults.

To learn more about our dual degree program and coursework, visit the HDFS / Social Work Undergraduate bulletin.

Information specific to the Social Work Degree:

Visit the Social Work program at Minot State University MSU Program Page

Steps for Applying to MSU


4-Year Plan 2023-2024

HDFS Social Work Dual Degree Handbook

Registering for Social Work Courses

For assistance with Social Work course registration contact Nancy Gordon, Social Work Program Director at nancy.l.gordon@minotstateu.edu

Social Work Field Information

Potential Field Placement

Academic Honors available to HDFS/ Social Work Dual Degree Students

This document explains how the honors for Dean's List are calculated for Minot State University and North Dakota State University

Academic Honors

For further information contact: Nancy Gordon, Social Work Program Director at nancy.l.gordon@minotstateu.edu


Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies (https://www.socialworkers.org/).  NASW membership is open to all social workers and social work students. Students receive a discounted membership! To learn more, please visit the following links:




Social Work Faculty

Kali Heyen, Assistant Professor, Minot State University Social Work Program
Office Phone: (701) 231-5742

Academic Advisor
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