The Social Work minor provides an interdisciplinary introduction to core knowledge and skills you will need to begin a professional career in social work, counseling or case management. It also prepares students to enter a graduate Master of Social Work program. The curriculum emphasizes entry-level practice skills, professional ethics and values, and human behavior and development.
Please note: Twelve of the units taken to complete a minor (6 of which are upper
division) may not be used in fulfillment of other minors,
concentrations, or major requirements.
Any introductory (lower-division) course in human behavior (e.g., sociology, cultural anthropology or psychology) is recommended as preparation for the Social Work minor. Examples include: PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology (3 units), SBS 101: Introduction to Anthropology (3 units), or SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology (3 units). These courses also satisfy GE Area D.
Complete all of the following courses:
Complete one of the following course combinations:
Complete one of the following courses:
- SW 406: Social Work with Groups (3 units)
- SW 415: Social Work with Children, Youth and Families (3 units)
- SW 425: Social Welfare Policy (3 units)
- SW 455: Social Work with Older Adults (3 units)
Integrated & Disciplinary Knowledge of Health & Human Services
Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of and interrelationships between the health and human services' fields, organizations and systems, and develop specialized knowledge in a selected disciplinary area.