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Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Science
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program is designed to help students learn about social work practice in the surrounding rural area. It also prepares graduates for beginning generalist practice. With an advanced degree, graduates may find employment in public state and county agencies, health facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes, and private agencies. Students complete basic social science, biology, and social work courses prior to admission to the Social Work program. The student will complete 12 credits of practice courses and 16 credits of fieldwork in a social service agency. In addition, there are policy, research, and human behavior in the social environment requirements.

Program Locations

  • Southwest Minnesota State University 56258

Labor Market Information

  • Health Care Social Workers

  • Median wage: $25.17/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

  • Median wage: $22.52/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

  • Median wage: $32.22/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Child, Family, and School Social Workers

  • Median wage: $28.95/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • College Social Work Teachers

  • Median wage: $69,214/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St. Marshall, MN 56258 Toll-Free: (800) 642-0684 Local: (507) 537-6286 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: Matthew.Suby@smsu.edu