Minor in Social Work Concepts

College of Education and Social Work

Students must complete a minimum of six credits of advanced standing coursework in their minor.*

The Minor in Social Work Concepts explores foundations of social services across allied helping professionals and focuses on topics such as human rights, ethics, social justice, and race relations. With four required courses and several social work electives to choose from, this 18-credit minor provides students with important information about the values, knowledge and skills that are integral to helping professions. Students can pair this coursework with a variety of other majors and minors to bring social service and social justice insights to a variety of fields. With professions of all kinds recognizing the importance of valuing diversity, increasing equitable representation, and combating social injustices, the Minor in Social Work Concepts prepares students to take on educational roles (e.g., policy advisor, advocate, coach, facilitator, presenter) in many different occupational and community settings. Students declaring this minor must be in good academic standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0) to enroll in the program. Students must consult the minor's Departmental Advisor and Coordinator for elective selection and advising.

Required Courses 1
SWO 200Introduction to Social Welfare3
SWO 220Introduction to Generalist Practice3
SWO 225Race Relations3
SWO 300Family Systems3
Electives 1
Complete six credits from the following:6
Mental Health, Substance Use & Social Work
Child Welfare Practice and Policy
Topical Seminar in Social Work
Human Sexuality for Helping Professionals
Total Minimum Credits Required18

Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in all minor courses.

*Advanced standing coursework is defined as any 300-level course or above and specific 200-level courses identified by the department.