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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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College of Allied Health and Nursing

124 Myers Field House


The college includes six academic departments and one school: Dental Hygiene; Family Consumer Science; Health Science; Human Performance; Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services; Speech, Hearing and Rehabilitation Services; and the School of Nursing. These programs offer a number of academic majors/minors: athletic coaching; athletic training; alcohol and drug studies; communication disorders; community health; community independent living; corporate and community fitness/wellness; dental hygiene; developmental/adapted physical education; dietetics; exercise science; family consumer science; family consumer science education; family life and child development; food and nutrition; housing and consumer science; nursing, physical education; recreation, parks and leisure services; therapeutic recreation; leisure planning and management; resource management; rehabilitation counseling; school health; sports management. Post-baccalaureate work, leading to a Master's degree is available in many of the programs, along with a collaborative doctoral program in the School of Nursing. In addition, the college coordinates Pre-Physical Therapy and Pre-Occupational Therapy pre-professional programs.

Many of the programs within the College of Allied Health and Nursing are accredited by national and/or state agencies. The Master's program in Communication Disorders is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation, American Dental Association. The Child Development and Family Studies Program, in the Department of Family Consumer Science, holds accreditation from the National Council on Family Relations. The Dietetics Program is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.The Athletic Training Program, in the Human Performance Department, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The physical education teaching program and D/APE program have continuing NCATE accreditation. The School of Nursing's undergraduate, accelerated and graduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The graduate program is also accredited through the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, and the undergraduate program is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing. The core program within the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services is accredited by the Council of Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). The Rehabilitation Counseling program, in the Department of Speech, Hearing and Rehabilitation Services, is accredited through the Council on Rehabilitation Education.

General and pre-major academic advising services are provided by the College's Student Relations Coordinator, Shirley Murray,, 507-389-5194 and the School of Nursing Student Relations Coordinator, Kasi Johnson,,507-389-6022. Students who have declared a major in the college are assigned to a faculty advisor within that unit. Please call for more information.

College of Arts and Humanities

226 Armstrong Hall


Academic programs of the College of Arts and Humanities range from traditional liberal arts to interdisciplinary studies. Programs include art, English, humanities, mass communications, music, open studies, philosophy, Scandinavian studies, communication studies, theatre and dance and world languages & cultures. Post baccalaureate work, leading to a Master's degree, is available in many of the programs. The combined strengths of approximately 95 faculty members with diverse backgrounds provide the base for a unique educational experience. The College contributes to the aesthetic, cultural, intellectual, and social environment of the campus and community through extensive programming of public events. Student advising services are available in the dean's office. More information can be found on the College of Arts and Humanities website.

College of Business

120 Morris Hall


The College of Business, accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – offers programs consisting of majors in accounting, finance, management, international business, and marketing. Student advising services are available in the Advising Center located at 151 Morris Hall or by contacting Linda Meidl,, Student Relations Coordinator, at 507-389-2963. College of Business students will have 24/7 wireless access via their laptop computers to email, the Internet, and online information services.

Students also have an opportunity to participate in a very successful e-mentoring program. For more information contact the College of Business by phone, e-mail, or visit the College of Business website.

College of Education

118 Armstrong Hall


The College of Education, accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Colleges of Teacher Education, the Council on Accreditation for Counseling and Related Education Programs, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the Council for Exceptional Children provides undergraduate and graduate programs in teaching, library media education, administrative licensure, counseling, experiential education, and aviation. The College of Education departments include aviation, business education, elementary and early childhood, K-12 and secondary education, the Children's House, counseling and student personnel, educational leadership, clinical and field experiences, center for school-university partnerships, special education, and military science (Army ROTC). There are coordinators or directors for clinical activities, teacher licensure, professional education, and student relations. Undergraduate student advising services are available in the Academic Advising office located in 117 Armstrong Hall. Graduate program advising is available by department through the graduate program coordinators. For more information, please visit the College of Education web site.

University Extended Education

116 Alumni Foundation Center


The University Extended Education has a mission of providing access to and support for high quality and sustainable educational choices for constituents who need options beyond traditional on-campus experiences. This includes delivery of campus, online for either undergraduate or graduate credits or continuing professional education units. The Edina facility at 7700 France Avenue South is our most extensive off-campus location, offering upper division undergraduate courses and graduate courses and programs including Educational Leadership and MBA. The location provides easy access to the growing, metropolitan population.

In addition to these academic, for-credit programs, the University Extended Education oversees the awarding of continuing education units (CEU's) for any Minnesota State University, Mankato professional development course or program. Attendees of these opportunities are awarded CEUs, which appears on a separate, non-credit transcript available through the registrar's office. Continuing education and professional development 2016 conferences and seminars include: Certified Financial Planning Certificate, Communication Disorders, Dementia Care, Aging Studies, and Palliative Care among others. Professional development courses may also be tailored to businesses and are customized to meet the needs of the specific industry. For more information on continuing education, professional development and customized training please email or call 507-389-1094.

The University Continuing Education and Professional Development in partnership with the College of Business have been offering the Financial Planning Certificate Program since 1998. The programs are offered in Edina, Minnesota at the 7700 France location. The Financial Planning Certificate Program prepares students for the CFP® Certification Examination. Students who complete the Minnesota State University, Mankato program and sit for the CFP® examination are exceeding the exam's national pass rate by over 20%. Minnesota State University, Mankato is the only public university in Minnesota offering a program to prepare individuals in the financial industry to take the CFP® examination. If interested, please email or call 507-389-1094.

For more information, please visit the University Extended Education website, email us at our Mankato office or 7700 France office, or call us in Mankato: 507-389-1268 or 800-722-0544 x9 or in Edina 952-818-8888 or 866-323-6329.

College of Graduate Studies and Research

115 Alumni Foundation Center


During this past semester approximately 1,700 graduate students were enrolled in one or more courses within one of more than 70 graduate programs. Requirements for specific graduate programs are available through the College of Graduate Studies and Research. For more information, contact the office by phone, e-mail, or visit the College of Graduate Studies and Research website.

College of Science, Engineering and Technology

131 Trafton Science Center


The College includes the departments of automotive and manufacturing engineering technology, biological sciences, chemistry and geology, computer information science, construction management, electrical and computer engineering and technology, integrated engineering, mathematics and statistics, mechanical and civil engineering, physics and astronomy and integrated engineering (iron range and twin cities programs). Undergraduate majors include automotive engineering technology, biochemistry, biology (includes biomedical sciences, cytotechnology, ecology, microbiology, plant science, toxicology, and zoology), biotechnology, chemistry, chemistry teaching, civil engineering, clinical laboratory sciences/medical technology, computer engineering, computer engineering technology, computer and information technology, construction management, earth science (teaching and non-teaching), earth science: geology option (non-teaching), electrical engineering, electronic engineering technology, environmental sciences, food science technology, engineering, information systems, life science teaching, manufacturing engineering technology, mechanical engineering, mathematics, math teaching, physics teaching, and statistics.

The civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering programs are accredited by the ABET. The automotive engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, computer engineering technology, and electronic engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. The BS chemistry program is accredited by the American Chemical Society. Departments offer curricula to prepare students for professional careers and/or advanced study in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Post-baccalaureate work leading to a master's degree is available in many of the programs.

Pre-professional programs are offered in a variety of areas including agriculture, chiropractic, dentistry, engineering, forestry, medicine, mortuary science, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, podiatry medicine and veterinary medicine.

General advising services are provided in the Student Advising Center located in 125 Trafton Science Center by the Student Relations Coordinator, Ken Adams,, and his staff (phone 507-389-1521). Students in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology are also assigned a faculty advisor in their major or pre-professional program. For more information contact the College by phone, e-mail, or visit the College of Science, Engineering and Technology website.

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

111 Armstrong Hall


More than 110 faculty provide course work, mentoring, and advising for approximately 2,000 undergraduate majors and graduate students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS). SBS students are active participants in their education and many participate in internships, practicums, service learning, field trips, and study abroad opportunities.

SBS prepares students to enhance the quality of community life by offering undergraduate majors in American Indigenous studies, anthropology, applied organizational studies, corrections, earth science (teaching and non-teaching), economics, ethnic studies, gender and women's studies, geography, history, international relations, law enforcement, political science, psychology, social studies teaching, social work, sociology, and urban and regional studies, as well as programs in gerontology, and non-profit leadership certificate. Minors are offered in most departments and programs.

SBS graduate programs are offered in anthropology, clinical psychology, ethnic and multi-cultural studies, gender and women's studies, geography, gerontology, history, industrial/organizational psychology, public administration, social work, sociology: college teaching, sociology: corrections, sociology: general, sociology: human services, urban and regional studies, and urban planning. In addition, SBS offers a doctoral degree in School Psychology (Psy.D.)

The College also houses the Center for Economic Education, and the Kessel Peace Institute. Student advising services are available in each department, in Advising "U" located in 114 Armstrong Hall, and from the Student Relations Coordinator, Melissa (Mel) Iverson. For more information contact Advising "U" by calling 389-2416 or emailing Melissa Iverson.