Social Work (Minor)
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The minor in Social Work is designed to familiarize students with the social service system, major social welfare programs, and elements of the profession of social work. This is an excellent minor for students interested in combining a primary academic area (major), such as sociology, political science, or psychology with social welfare and professional social work content. It is also an excellent field of study for students majoring in any area who many need or desire knowledge of social welfare and social services. No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.
Admissions and Certification of Minor
In both instances, students can contact the Advising Coordinator listed below. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from their degree program. Application for admission to the BSW minor program is available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. Go to Add a Minor to apply.
1911 Building, Room 205C
SIS Code: 16SWM
- A total of 16 hours (5 courses) is required for the minor. Four required courses (13 credit hours) and one SW Elective (3 credit hours).
- A grade of ‘C’ or better must be achieved in each class counting toward the minor and an overall GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in the minor courses.
- All courses in the minor must be taken for a letter grade. Credit only is not permitted.
- A maximum of six credit hours may be transferred into the minor from another CSWE-accredited institution. The School of Social Work will determine which courses transferred from other institutions may qualify to meet requirements for the minor.
- A maximum of ONE (1) course may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
|SW 201||Introduction to Social Work||4|
|SW 290||The Development of Social Welfare and Social Work in the U.S.||3|
|SW 307||Social Welfare Policy: Analysis and Advocacy||3|
|SW 310||Human Behavior Theory for Social Work Practice||3|
|Multicultural Social Work|
|Social Work in Schools|
|African American Families: History, Tradition, and Community|
|Addiction Recovery and Social Work Practice|
|Direct Practice with Older Adults|
|The Legal Aspects of Social Work|
|Special Topics in Social Work 1|
|Independent Studies in Social Work 2|
Denotes special topics or new courses. Different letters designate each separate course offering (i.e., 495A, 495B). Check with the professor teaching the course or Suzy Lamb as listed below for more information.
Individual student class topic and research designed in consultation with a faculty member. Requires departmental approval. For more information contact Suzy Lamb as listed below.