The School of Social Work offers three minors: gerontology, social work, and human services.
Gerontology is the study of the biological, psychological, and sociological phenomena associated with old age and aging. A minor in gerontology will equip students with the knowledge and skills to work with the burgeoning population of older adults in the 21st Century.
Social Work Minor
In order to minor in social work, students must have been admitted to the BSW Program, have successfully completed any course they wish to count towards the minor with a grade of C or above, and have a 2.5 GPA in all social work courses. This minor consists of 18 credit hours.
It should be noted that the Council on Social Work Education, the accrediting body for social work education, does not recognize a minor in social work. Consequently, no professional privileges or practice rights will stem from the minor in social work and the students who minor in it will not graduate with the BSW degree.
Human Services Minor
The interdisciplinary human services minor provides an opportunity to sample coursework in several professional areas in human services. This minor is an excellent option for students whose career path may bring them into contact with various social services, law enforcement, or public administration. The Human Services Minor requires 18 hours of coursework.
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