Western Kentucky University

BSW Minor

BSW Minor


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Students wishing to MINOR* in Social Work must complete 21 hours of Social Work courses, including the following:

SWRK 101: Foundations of Human Services

SWRK 205: Introduction to Social Work

SWRK 330: Human Behavior in Social Environment I

SWRK 331: Human Behavior in Social Environment II

SWRK 395: Social Welfare Policy and Issues

SWRK Electives: Two SWRK-prefix electives on different topics. Electives are usually offered each Fall, Spring, and Summer semester.

SWRK 101 and 205 must be completed before taking SWRK 330. SWRK 330 must be completed before proceeding to SWRK 331 and 395.

Practice courses and Field Placement courses are not available to minors. Minors may use SWRK 344 (Social Work Statistics and Data Analysis) or SWRK 345 (Social Work Research Methods) as an elective with instructor permission, if prerequisites are met.

*The student should be informed that a minor in Social Work does not qualify the student as a professional social worker, as a member of the professional organization, for licensure by the State of Kentucky, for advanced standing in a graduate school of social work, nor for Social Work practice in an employment situation.



 Last Modified 4/21/14