Social Work

Minor in Social Welfare

The minor in social welfare is primarily intended for students who plan to enter a human services related field or who are simply interested in social work because of its significance to modern society.  It addresses major social problems and issues that challenge the helping professions.  The social welfare minor is designed for students interested in the general social welfare field who do not plan to enter into professional social work practice. Social Work majors may NOT minor in Social Welfare.

The Social Welfare minor consists of 15 semester hours of social work to include SCWK 200, SCWK 305, SCWK 306, SCWK 321 and 3 credit hours of additional social work courses.

Minor in Child and Youth Well-Being

The minor in Child and Youth Well-being is open to all undergraduate students, including Social Work majors. This minor is designed for students interested in exploring basic domains of child and youth well-being, and will help prepare students who plan to pursue a career working with children, youth, and/or families.

The Child and Youth Well-being Minor consists of 18 credit hours that must include SCWK 523 and SCWK 533, either SCWK 306 or PSYC/AAMS 320, 6 credit hours above 299 selected from the approved list of coursework, and 3 credit hours of elective coursework selected from the approved list of coursework. At least two designators beyond SCWK must be included in the above coursework.

Approved coursework includes: HDFS 101, HDFS 350, PSYC 101, PSYC 206, PSYC 408, PSYC 409, PSYC 411, PSYC 510, PSYC 512, PLSC 321, NUTR 221, NUTR 421, SOCL/WMST 305.


Minor in Gerontology

The Gerontology minor is open to all undergraduate students, including Social Work majors. It focuses on aging and life-span development and provides students with opportunites to gain knowledge and skills needed to address the needs of older adults and our world. Coursework and field practicum experiences expose students to the bio-psycho-social-spirtual concerns and needs of older persons, helping equip students to criticaly assess the diverse needs of this population.

The Gerontology minor has two tracks of study - The Direct Service Level tract, which focuses on responding to the direct needs of older persons - and The Administrative/Organization Level tract, which focuses on administration and policy.  All Gerontology minor students are required to select six hours from the following courses: GRNT/SCWK 300 OR GRNT/PSYC/SOCL 504, and PSYCH 355 OR GRNT/SOCL 304. Six of the nine final credit hours may be chosen from the following two tracks. The final three hours are elective and students may choose a class from either category.

Direct Service Level tract: EXSC 511; GRNT/SCIE; GRNT 340ABC; GRNT 550; HLTH 507; NUTR 221; PSYCH 213; SCWK 306; SCWK 521

Administrative/Organizational Level tract: GRNT 473; GRNT 550; HCMT 200; HLTH 500 PSYCH 515; SCWK 531; SOCL 339