Mission & Goals

BSSW Program Mission Statement
The BSSW Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato builds on a strong liberal arts foundation to prepare its graduates for professional generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. The Program commits to ethical and competent professional practice and service with compassion and integrity. The Program empowers social work students to understand the experience, culture, and the diverse contexts of clients' lives and to honor their voices.  The Program commits to professional practice that enhances human well-being and advocates for social, economic, and environmental justice for all members of our diverse and global society. The Program's graduates are resourceful problem solvers who are prepared to make a difference through policy and practice in the ever changing global society. The Program also contributes to the work of the profession and social service agencies through consultation, scholarship, research, and leadership.

The BSSW Program Goals:

  1. Prepares competent professional generalist social work practitioners for work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. [Comps 1-9]
  2. Promotes identification with the social work profession and commitment to the profession’s values and ethics that guide practice.[Comp 1]
  3. Values human well-being and advocates for human rights through social, economic, and environmental justice. [Comps 2, 3, & 5]
  4. Develops critical thinkers as resourceful problem-solvers that analyze and respond to diverse global contexts. [Comps, 2, 3, 4, & 5]
  5. Prepares graduates for social work careers and life-long learning through a strong liberal arts foundation. [Comps 1-9]
  6. Supports the profession and communities at large through consultation, scholarship, research, and leadership. [Comps 1-9]