About our BSSW Program

Minnesota State Mankato and the Department of Social Work offers an undergraduate, accredited Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) degree. The BSSW Program at Minnesota State Mankato is an outstanding example of our University does best – teaches students to use critical thinking and problem solving approaches to apply their knowledge, values, and skills for ‘Big Ideas. Real World Thinking” to social, economic, political, and environmental problems.

There is a strong emphasis in the program’s curriculum and learning environment on ethical, competent, and professionally prepared social work practitioners.  Students are supported in developing professional verbal and written skill, learn research skills, and engage in advocacy. Students graduate with a distinguished resume of direct and indirect practice experiences. The BSSW Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato is dedicated to preparing students for a career as generalist social work practitioners and to make a lifetime commitment to professional service.