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 Courses Pre-Requisites for Social Work Course SOW 3113 The Social Environment and Human Behavior I Biology with Human Content SOW 3100 The Social Environment and Human Behavior II Biology with Human Content; SOW 3113 SOW 3232 Social Welfare Policy and Services I American Government; Economics SOW 3233 Social Welfare Policy and Services II American Government; Economics; SOW 3232; SOW 3203 SOW 3801 Self-Awareness and Self-Modification for Practice None SOW 4272 Comparative Social Welfare Policy None SOW 4341 Behavioral Approaches to Social Work Practice None SOW 4654 Child Welfare: Policy and Practice SOW 3113 and SOW 3232 SOW 4658 Interventions in Child Maltreatments SOW 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.