Fuel your interest in social justice and develop the skills you need to change lives! Through the Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program, you’ll connect with other students who share your interest in making a difference in our society. You’ll also build relationships with faculty who are passionate about giving you the tools to address social, economic, political, and environmental problems in your community. With a focus on the challenges in small and rural communities, the BSSW program offers broad preparation for wherever your career takes you.

a logo of a tree with colorful leavesWhy the BSSW Program at Minnesota State? Field experiences tailored to your interests will give you the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom in a real-world setting before you graduate. You’ll develop transferable skills such as communication, ethical decision-making, and leadership. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to work with clients ranging from infants to senior citizens and with challenges such as poverty, mental illness, disabilities, health problems, chemical dependency, and many others. Plus, you can have confidence that the education you’ll receive will lay a strong foundation for your career; the social work program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1974.

Learn more about a career in social work

About our BSSW Program

Minnesota State University, Mankato and the Department of Social Work offers an undergraduate, accredited Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) degree.

Accreditation & BSSW Program Outcomes

The social work major at MSU Mankato (Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree program) has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1974.

BSSW Advising

The BSSW Program believes that each student’s academic and professional advising needs are unique as no two students have the same academic and professional goals.

Program Requirements

This will take you to an overview of the Bachelor of Science Social Work (BSSW) curriculum and link to the official course catalog.

BSSW Program Applications

The BSSW Program prepares its graduates for professional generalist social work practice. Our program ensures that students meet the requirements for competent practice.

BSSW Student Handbook

The BSSW Student Handbook documents many of the responsibilities to students, to clients, to the University and to the profession.

Contact the BSSW Program

Contact Bachelor of Science in Social Work with questions or for more information.