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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Department of Social Work

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 the Social Welfare System in the U.S. and the role of social work in that system. 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 a social work faculty member, Department Chairperson, or BSSW Program Director to identify what would be the most useful course(s) for your interests.

Beginning Fall 2014 - 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.

Began Prior to Fall 2014 - 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 - If you began study at MSU prior to Fall 2014.

Social Welfare Minor Form