Program Details

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

About this Program

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.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato 56002

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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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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