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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Prospective Students

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Welcome New Students!

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences sincerely invites new students to consider our programs of study. We pledge to work with you to provide a high quality education that meets your personal goals. We will also provide you with the personal attention to meet your needs on your way to graduation. Our College offers you exciting opportunities to be successful in your endeavors, not only at MSU-Mankato, but in your future plans as well. Whether you're an incoming freshman, a returning student, or pursing a graduate degree you'll find the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences a starting point for distinctive lessons and unforgettable experiences to guide your every step toward a successful future.

Learn about what makes the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences special.

Selecting Your Path

Choosing from our 20 areas of study - American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Applied Organizational Studies, Corrections, Earth Science, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Geography, Aging Studies, History, International Relations, Law Enforcement, Non-Profit Leadership, Political Science, Psychology, Social Studies, Social Work, Sociology, and Urban & Regional Studies, you'll find the fast route to where you want to be.

Explore our website to learn more about all of the opportunities available through the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. We welcome you to contact us for further information and look forward to your involvement with the college.

Undergraduate Programs

Step 1: Undergraduate Admission to the University

Step 2: Declare a Major

  • To declare a major, go to the department office of the major. For more information, please contact the department of your major.

  • For an assessment of your general education courses, questions about fulfilling the requirements of general education, diverse cultures, math competency or English competency requirements, please stop by the SBS Advising Center for an appointment.

Graduate Degree Programs

Step 1: Graduate Status Admission to the University

Step 2: Follow the instructions for application to the graduate program specific to the department you are applying to.

Additional Resources

  • Find information about Job Placement relating to your major after graduating from MSU-Mankato
  • Find information about Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Find information about the College of Social and Behavior Sciences at the SBS Advising Center 
  • Find Information about a variety of Campus Services offered to MSU-Mankato students