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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Social Work

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Department Social Work
College Social & Behavioral Sciences
Program Website
Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BSSW
Program Description Our major builds a professional curriculum on a liberal arts base. Our students integrate service to the community with their academic education. Our graduates become employed in positions of responsibility throughout the Midwest, and our faculty contribute research and service to their university, service region, and professional communities.
The Social Work Program has a defined, progressive, sequential curriculum. We build a strong foundation and structure student progress through a planned program. A firm grounding in liberal arts anchors the major. Social Work students must be able to access information, reason clearly, write persuasively, and speak effectively. The curriculum requirements include content on social work values and ethics, diversity, social and economic justice, populations-at-risk, human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, social work practice, and research. Students complete a pre-professional internship of 150 hours plus a professional practicum experience of 440 hours.
Social Work is a professional major. We have maintained our accredited status by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for preparation of baccalaureate Social Workers since 1974. Graduation from a CSWE-accredited program is a requirement for licensure in Minnesota and many other states. The accrediting body influences the nature, content and structure of our curriculum, while the faculty develop the unique professional learning experiences that help make our alumnae so positively regarded in the practice community.
Admission Requirements Admission to Major is granted by the department. University admission requirements are a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 (C) is required for admission to the major.
Other Requirements Refer to the program website (below) for further requirements for admission to the major.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Department of Social Work
Minnesota State University, Mankato
358 North Trafton Science Center
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
Telephone: 507-389-6504
Fax: 507-389-6769
College Advising College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Advising
Melissa Iverson, Student Relations Coordinator
114 Armstrong Hall

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