FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
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Minor in Social Welfare

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A five course (15 credits) minor in social welfare is available to baccalaureate degree-seeking students who are interested in careers in the human service field or who wish to study how common human needs are addressed by social welfare programs.

The courses that comprise the minor will provide students with the opportunity to relate to the special concerns of our region, including poverty, crime and delinquency, child abuse and neglect, and family instability.

Please note that a student who completes the Minor in Social Welfare is NOT allowed to refer to herself or himself as a “Social Worker.” This title can only be used by those who have completed an accredited bachelors or masters degree in Social Work (Florida Statutes § 491.016)

Requirements

  • Active degree seeking student
  • Minimum GPA: 2.75
  • 15 Credits (5 Courses) in upper division social work courses (must include SOW 3203)
  • Grade of “C” or above in all courses for the minor

Courses

Credits

Pre-Requisite

SOW 3113

The Social Environment and Human Behavior I

3

 BSC 2023 or BSC 1010

SOW 3100

The Social Environment and Human Behavior II

3

 SOW 3113

SOW 3203

Introduction to Social Work*

3

None

SOW 3232

Social Welfare Policy and Services I

3

 POS 2042 & ECO2013 – or – 2023 

SOW 3233

Social Welfare Policy and Services II – (GL)

3

 SOW 3232

SOW 3801

Self-Awareness and Self-Modification for Practice

3

None

SOW 4272

Comparative Social Welfare Policy

3

 None 

SOW 4341

Behavioral Approaches to Social Work Practice

3

None

SOW 4654

Child Welfare: Policy and Practice

3

 SOW 3113 and SOW 3232

SOW 4658

Interventions in Child Maltreatments

3

SOW 3113

*Required for minor 

To apply for a Minor in Social Welfare, please get in touch with the Office of Student & Alumni Affairs:

Sheila Jenkins-Boone, M.S.W.
Academic Advisor
Phone: 305-348-4415
Fax: 305-348-0289
Email: sjenkins@fiu.edu

CONTACT US

School of Social Work

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC5 576
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305-348-5880
Fax: 305-348-5312

Mary Helen Hayden, Ed.D., L.C.S.W., D.C.S.W.
Director
 

Jennifer Abeloff, M.S.W., M.S.
Associate Director and B.S.S.W. Coordinator
Phone: 305-348-1627
Email: abeloffj@fiu.edu