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Social Work

The Social Work minor provides students from various majors with the basic knowledge and skills necessary for effective social work practice. Social Work minors should consult with the Director of Social Work to design a program of studies most appropriate to their particular interests and one that will complement their major field of studies.

Requirements for the Social Work minor are SO150 Introduction to Social Work, SO255 Social Welfare, SO256 Social Services, SO357 Social Work: Therapeutic Interviewing, either SO358 Social Work: Support Network Interventions or SO359 Special Topics in social Work, and SO450 Social Work Practicum I.

Required Courses

SO150:  Introduction to Social Work
SO255 Social Welfare: Poverty and Public Policy
SO256 Social Services
SO357 Social Work: Therapeutic Interviewing
SO358 Social Work: Support Network Interventions or SO359 Group Work
SO450: Social Work Practicum I


Choose one of the following:
SO204 Sociology of Aging, Dying, and Death
SO205 The Family
SO206 Social Problems
SO215 Criminology
SO216 Juvenile Delinquency
SO221 Deviance and Social Control
SO228 Sociology of Health and Illness
SO230 Social Movements: People, Power and Change
SO309 Gender and Society
SO330 Race and Ethnic Relations
SO335 Law and Society
SO342 Social Inequality
CJ328 Crisis Intervention
CJ350 Victims of Crime and Social Injustice
PY202 Child Psychology
PY203 Adolescent Psychology
PY204 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
PY205 Psychology of Addiction and Dependency
PY206 Health Psychology