The minor in social work requires 15 credits and provides students with conceptual, theoretical, and practical knowledge related to the field of social work at the individual, family, group, community, and societal levels.
Note: Social work practice courses and internship experiences are only open to social work majors.
Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Students should be familiar with university-wide requirements for minors described in AP.5.3.4 Minors.
Total credits: 15
|Introduction to Social Work (Mason Core)
|Human Behavior and the Family Life Course (Mason Core)
|Changing Social Policies and Systems
|Select two from the following:
|Knowledge Building for Helping Professionals
|Analytic Methods for Social Work Research
|Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Services
|Substance Use, Misuse, and Disorder: Programs and Policies
|Child and Family Welfare
|Introduction to Gerontology
|Social Determinants of Health
|Selected Topics in Social Work Policy
|Selected Topics in Social Work Intervention
The following courses are not open to students enrolled in this minor. See an advisor in the social work program for more information.
|Building Professional Social Work Skills
|Methods of Social Work Intervention I
|Methods of Social Work Intervention II
|Methods of Social Work Intervention I: Laboratory
|Methods of Social Work Intervention II: Laboratory
|Research in Social Work
|RS: Integrative Methods in Social Action and Social Change (Mason Core)
|Field Practicum and Seminar I
|Field Practicum and Seminar II