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2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work Minor

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Department Contact:

Chair: Dr. Suzanne R. Black.

Program Description:

The minor in Social Work is useful to students in any major or career that involves interpersonal interactions including education, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, political science, other social sciences, health science, and business. The courses are designed to provide a base level of the theory, knowledge, and skills required in the many professions. Because practice in social work requires a bachelor degree from an accredited BSW program, the minor does not prepare students for social work practice but can serve as an introduction to the discipline for students who later decide to complete a major or second major in social work.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • To obtain a familiarity with different aspects of social work.

  • Supplement and/or enhance a student’s related major field of study.

  • Raise student awareness of policy issues related vulnerable and oppressed populations.

  • Become actively involved in helping to address social needs.


Students must complete 15 credits. 

All students must successfully complete the Core curriculum composed of 3 courses accounting for 9 credits.

Students must then successfully complete at least two elective courses accounting for 6 credits. 

Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

Total Credits Required:

15 credits

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