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Social Work Minor Program Overview

Enhance your current major with a proven understanding of at-risk individuals and populations. The Social Work minor is an excellent choice if you’re planning to work in healthcare, mental health services, education or criminal justice. By selecting this minor, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the social welfare structure in the United States.
  • Learn about the historical and ethical frameworks of social work.
  • Expand your knowledge of human behavior, the social environment and how they interact with each other.
  • Learn about international issues related to social justice.
  • Study a specific population group, such as children, the elderly, the impoverished or people with disabilities.

Unlike the Social Work major, minoring in Social Work will not qualify you to become a Licensed Social Worker. However, it will provide you with an enriching experience and the ability to understand and work with a variety of individuals in their social environments.

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