Social Welfare - Minor

The Social Welfare minor provides a comprehensive understanding of the social issues facing individuals, social systems, policy, and social constructs impacting the welfare of people in the U.S. and abroad. The minor will expand students' knowledge of the societal and structural values and practices that impact the  welfare of people. Students learn about practice issues facing social workers in the coming years related to social welfare.  A minor in social welfare is not accepted by the Council on Social Work Education as preparation for beginning level generalist social work practice. A minor is offered for a student's own learning in the area of social welfare and social services. Students are advised to speak to a member of the Department of Social Work for more information.

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


SOWK 2810Introduction to Social Work4
SOWK 3400Human Behavior and the Social Environment4
SOWK 3910Social Policy for Social Change4
Select two of the following: 8
Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Women's Issues from Global Perspectives
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
SOWK 3800
Social Work Research
Total Credits20