This minor 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
|SOCW 200||Introduction to Social Work||3|
|SOCW 375||Human Behavior and the Family Life Course (Mason Core)||3|
|SOCW 380||Changing Social Policies and Systems||3|
|Select two from the following:||6|
|Knowledge Building for Helping Professionals|
|Analytic Methods for Social Work Research|
|Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Services|
|Alcohol and Substance Abuse: Policies and Programs|
|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.
|SOCW 311||Building Professional Social Work Skills||3|
|SOCW 357||Methods of Social Work Intervention I||3|
|SOCW 358||Methods of Social Work Intervention II||3|
|SOCW 361||Methods of Social Work Intervention I: Laboratory||3|
|SOCW 362||Methods of Social Work Intervention II: Laboratory||3|
|SOCW 471||Research in Social Work||3|
|SOCW 472||RS: Integrative Methods in Social Action and Social Change (Mason Core)||3|
|SOCW 495||Field Practicum and Seminar I||5|
|SOCW 496||Field Practicum and Seminar II||5|