Undergraduate Minor in Social Work

Undergraduate Social Work Minor

The Social Work Minor offers interdisciplinary collaborative learning that includes service, community engagement, and an exploration of values. Students experience active learning that is practical and applied to real-world settings. The minor integrates social work theory and practice, social policy, socio-behavioral theory and research to understand and address complex social problems of our time, domestically and internationally. Some issues covered in the courses include oppression and privilege, poverty, violence, social justice, alcohol and other drug abuse, social welfare, community development. Courses can be taken on campus or through the our short term international study and travel courses. 

The Social Work minor requires 15 credit hours. Some of the courses include:

SASS 284Oppression and Privilege in a Multicultural Society3
SASS 315Adoption Practice and Policy3
SASS 318Death, Grief, and Loss3
SASS 325The Netherlands Social Justice: Health and Violence3
SASS 355Drugs and Youth3
SASS 367Poverty, Wealth Building, and Social Entrepreneurship3
SASS 369Social Networking and Community Organizing in the 21st Century3
SASS 375AInternational Travel & Study Abroad: Health, Human and Social Development in Urban & Rural Ecuador3
SASS 375BInternational Travel & Study Abroad: Mental Health Issues & Practice Netherlands3
SASS 375CInternational Travel & Study Abroad: Invisible Groups in a New Poland3
SASS 375DInternational Travel & Study Abroad: Child Welfare in Guatemala3
SASS 385Social Welfare Capstone Seminar3
SASS 390Independent Study for Undergraduates1 - 3