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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Social Welfare Minor

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/socialwork/undergraduate/minor.html

Descriptions of courses listed below are available on the Undergraduate Bulletins page.

The Social Welfare Minor is designed for people who are interested in understanding the social welfare system in the U.S. and the role of the social work professional in that system. It as an ideal minor for students in Sociology, Psychology, Ethnic Studies, Corrections, Health Sciences, and Education, among others. The Minor DOES NOT prepare a student for professional practice as a social worker and does NOT make one eligible to be licensed as a social worker. Students who are planning to be a Social Work Major (BSSW degree) CANNOT also have a Social Welfare Minor.

In addition to the required courses listed below, student select a course from the list of "Social Work Electives" (e.g. SOWK 415, 419, 422, 425, 427, 430, & 432). With permission of the BSSW Program Director or Department Chair, it is possible to substitute other SOWK courses, such as SOWK 312/315 or SOWK 255.

Students should work with the designated Social Welfare Minor advisor if they have questions. Contact Ross Aalgaard who can help to identify what would be the most useful elective courses for your interests and goals.

 Social Welfare Minor (19 credits)

  • SOWK 180W (4 credits) Social Welfare Services
  • SOWK 212 (4) Introduction to Social Work
  • SOWK 310 (4) Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • SOWK 410 (4) Social Welfare Policies
  • SOWK 4XX (3) Elective Social Work Course approved by advisor or program director.

BELOW IS A PRINTABLE FORM FOR THOSE WHO ENROLLED IN 2014-15 OR LATER:

SOCIAL WELFARE MINOR (19 CREDITS)

 

NOTE: IF YOU BEGAN STUDY AT MSU MANKATO BEFORE FALL 2014, there are different requirements for the Social Welfare Minor (21-22 credits).

  • SOWK 190W (3 credits) Social Welfare Services
  • SOWK 210 (3) Introduction to Social Work
  • SOWK 305 (3) Human Behavior in Social Work Practice
  • SOWK 412 (3) Social Welfare Issues and Policies
  • SOWK 4xx Elective (approved by social work advisor) (3)
  • SOWK 4xx Elective (approved by social work advisor) (3)

PRINTABLE FORM FOR SOCIAL WELFARE MINOR PRIOR TO FALL 2014.

Social Welfare Minor Form

 

Please contact Dr. Ross Aalgaard for more information about a minor in Social Welfare, Email: ross.aalgaard@mnsu.edu