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Council on Social Work Education: Educational Policy 2.1.3 Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments. Social workers are knowledgeable about the principles of logic, scientific inquiry, and reasoned discernment.


Minnesota State University 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 University Mankato is an outstanding example of what Minnesota State 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.

The Department of Social Work at Minnesota State Mankato offers a full-time Master of Social Work (MSW) program, accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) focusing on Advanced Generalist social work practice, including specialization year emphasis on practice in small and rural communities. The MSW degree prepares students for an array of practice areas, such as: administration, clinical behavioral health, community practice, disability, families/children, health, policy practice, substance use, and school social work. 



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