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Minor in Social Welfare

The Minor in Social Welfare is for baccalaureate degree-seeking students who are interested in careers in the human services field or who wish to study how common human needs are addressed within social welfare programs. Attainment of the Minor does not enable students to practice or identify themselves as social workers.

Admissions and Requirements

  • A 2.75 GPA is required for admission into the minor
  • Pre-requisite courses may be required for some of the courses listed (see chart below)
  • Students are required to take SOW 3203 Introduction to Social Work (no pre-requisite courses needed) along with four (4) other courses selected from the following chart: 
    Social Work CoursesPre-Requisites for Social Work Course
    SOW 3113 The Social Environment and Human Behavior IBiology with Human Content
    SOW 3100 The Social Environment and Human Behavior IIBiology with Human Content; SOW 3113
    SOW 3232 Social Welfare Policy and Services IAmerican Government; Economics
    SOW 3233 Social Welfare Policy and Services IIAmerican Government; Economics; SOW 3232; SOW 3203
    SOW 3801 Self-Awareness and Self-Modification for PracticeNone
    SOW 4272 Comparative Social Welfare PolicyNone
    SOW 4341 Behavioral Approaches to Social Work PracticeNone
    SOW 4654 Child Welfare: Policy and PracticeSOW 3113 and SOW 3232
    SOW 4658 Interventions in Child MaltreatmentsSOW 3113
  • In order to obtain the Minor in Social Welfare, students must pass all five (5) of the courses with a “C” or above.
  • Students are urged to meet with their academic advisor before seeking a minor in social welfare.