Social Services Management - Minor

The ability to administer programs, raise funds and write grants is increasingly important in social service and nonprofit work. The purpose of this minor is to prepare students for administrative, management or fundraising roles with nonprofits and social service agencies. Students will be introduced to social work and social services, gain an understanding of the impact of social policies on the provision and scope of social services in the United States as well as gain tangible skills, such as fundraising, grant writing, management, program evaluation, and accounting or marketing, for work in social services management. Students will learn critical leadership skills necessary for effective management. Upon completion of the minor, students will have enhanced skills that will help to position them to be successful advocates, administrators, and managers within social service and nonprofit agencies.

Objectives of the Minor

  • Gain a broad understanding of social work and social services in the United States
  • Understand the impact of social policies and government programs on the scope of and provision of social services in the United States
  • Develop marketable skills in fundraising, grant writing, leadership, evaluation, and development for nonprofit agencies and programs
  • Build a strong core of business skills, knowledge, and management ethics that will enhance students’ work in social service and nonprofit agencies

This minor is offered in the College for Women and College for Adults.


SOWK 2810Introduction to Social Work4
SOWK 3910Social Policy for Social Change4
SOWK 4300Development and Fundraising for Social Service Organizations4
ACCT 2112Financial Accounting I2
Select one from the following:2-4
Introduction to Marketing
Integrated Marketing Communications
MGMT 2400Principles of Management4
Total Credits20-22