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Social work positions are expected to increase 36% or more by the year 2012.

For students planning to major in a degree program in the helping professions, the 18-hour Minor in Social Work combines theory with application to prepare students for a career working with individuals, groups or communities, and positions that deal with social service systems.

Required courses ~ 18 hours

Prerequisites Semesters Available
SOCW 221 - Introduction to Social Work None F, Sp
SOCW 222 - Social Welfare SOCW 221 F, Sp
SOCW 239 - Human Behavior and the Social
       Environment
SOCW 221, 222, SOC 121, PSY 201, 261, BIO 105 F, Sp, Su
SOCW241 - Social Work Intervention SOCW 221, 222, SOC 121, PSY 201, 261, BIO 105 F, Sp, Su

Elective courses ~ 6 hours
(3 hrs of electives must be at the 300-400 level)

Two electives to be chosen from:
SOCW 223 - Introduction to Gerontology
SOCW 238 - Disabilities in Contemporary Society
SOCW 323 - Social Work Practice with the Aged
SOCW 390 - Independent Study in Social Work
SOCW 392 - Global Social Work
SOCW 400 - Special Topics in Human Service Practice rotate:
     Child Abuse & Neglect I
     Child Abuse & Neglect II
     Substance Abuse