Department of Social Work - The Minor

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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.

Last Updated: 8/20/20