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Minors


Child Welfare Minor

The Child Welfare minor is designed for students interested in better understanding the care and protaction of children in today's society. It introduces students to issues specific to children, from developmental, environmental, and social work perspectives. It is an appropriate minor for any student who will be working in roles that involve protecting vulnerable children.

Requirements (18 S.H.) effective, FA 11

3 credits from:

  • SWK 1800: Introduction to Social Work
    OR
  • SPE 1001: Foundations in Special Education

3 credits from:

  • SOC 2232: American Family Systems
    OR
  • SOC 3370: Sociology of Childhood

AND

  • SWK 3301: Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
  • SWK 3321: Child Welfare
  • SWK 3326: Case Management in Social Work
  • PSY 3292: Child Psychology

Gerontology Minor

The Gerontology minor is designed for students interested in working with the aging population. The minor offers students exposure to a range of aging concepts that will prepare them to work with an increasingly aging population. It is an appropriate minor for any student who will be working with older adults in his or her career.

Requirements (18 S.H.) effective, FA 2011

  • SOC 1101: Introduction to Sociology
  • SWK 3320: Gerontology
  • SOC 3322: Sociology of Aging

6 credits from either:

  • PSY 3290: Life Span Development
    AND
  • PSY 3324: Adult Development and Aging

OR

  • SWK 3301: Human Behavior & Social Environment I
    AND
  • SWK 3302: Human Behavior & Social Environment II

3 credits from:

  • SWK 3324: SWK and Health Care
    OR
  • SOC 3360: Sociology of Medicine

Social Welfare Minor

The Social Welfare minor prepares students interested in better understanding social welfare systems. The minor offers information on organizations, social policies, and service provision as viewed from a systems perspective.

Requirements (18 S.H.) effective, FA 11

  • SOC 1121: Contemporary Social Problems
  • SWK 1800: Introduction to Social Work
  • SWK 2500: Diversity in American Social Welfare
  • SWK 3301: Human Behavior & Social Environment I
  • SWK 3302: Human Behavior & Social Environment II
  • SWK 3330: Social Policy

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