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A minor in social welfare is available to non-social work majors. This minor consists of 18 credits, including:

Course Title Hours
SLWK 201Introduction to Social Work3
SLWK 422Social Welfare Legislation and Services3
Select four of the following:12
Building a Just Society
Communication in the Helping Process
Social Work and Oppressed Groups
Person in Society I
Person in Society II
Foundations of Social Work Research I
Foundations of Social Work Research II
Person in Society III
Total Hours18

Practice and field courses are restricted to majors. Prerequisite courses are not required for those completing the minor.