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Minor in Social Work

FOUNDATIONS MINOR (Minimum 15 credits)

Enhance any VU degree with a social work foundation minor, providing practical skills for anyone going into a service-oriented field. 

SOCW 151 Introduction to the Profession of Social Work          3 cr.

SOCW 210 Social Welfare Policy: History and Programs           3 cr.

SOCW 220 Human Behavior and Social Environment                 3 cr.

SOCW 240 Communication and Counseling Skills                      3 cr.

SOCW 260 Diverse Populations: Human Rights & Justice         3 cr.

SOCW 290 Topics in Social Work                                               2-3 cr.

DIRECT PRACTICE MINOR (Minimum 15 credits)

Build your skillset working directly with people through a direct practice minor, designed to build your skills with clients. Great for psychology, nursing, communication, foreign language, education and theology students!

SOCW 151 Introduction to the Profession of Social Work          3 cr.

SOCW 220 Human Behavior and Social Environment                 3 cr.

SOCW 240 Communication and Counseling Skills                      3 cr.

SOCW 356 Generalist Practice with Individuals                           3 cr.

SOCW 455 Generalist Practice with Families and Groups          3 cr.

POLICY PRACTICE MINOR (Minimum 15 credits)

Want experience with lobbying and advocacy efforts? The policy practice minor will help you build your advocacy skills and give you the chance to practice them in real settings. Perfect for anyone interested in leadership, advocacy, communications and public policy.

SOCW 151 Introduction to the Profession of Social Work                         3 cr.

SOCW 210 Social Welfare Policy: History and Programs                          3 cr.

SOCW 260 Diverse Populations: Human Rights & Justice                        3 cr.

SOCW 410 Social Welfare Policy: Analysis and Advocacy                       3 cr.

SOCW 456 Generalist Practices with Organizations & Communities     3 cr.