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Social Work Minor

Social Work students in the lobby of Gary Ransdell Hall

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

  • SWRK 101: Foundations of Human Services (Fall and Spring)

  • SWRK 300: Diversity and Social Welfare

  • SWRK 301: Social Work Practice for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Fall only)*

  • SWRK 330: Human Behavior in Social Environment I (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)

  • SWRK 357: Case Management (Spring only)

  • SWRK Electives: Two SWRK-prefix electives on different topics. (Electives are typically offered each Fall, Spring, and Summer semester and occasionally in Winter).

Important Requirements and Notes:

  • SWRK 101 must be completed before taking SWRK 301.
  • Practice courses and Field Placement courses are not available to minors.
  • 1/3 of the hours in the minor must be earned at WKU.
  • At least 1/2 of the hours required for the minor must be earned in courses numbered 300 and above. Advisors & students must check this requirement.
  • Some courses may be substituted with courses from other disciplines substantively similar to the course being substituted. Talk to your Social Work Advisor for more information.
  • A minor in Social Work does not qualify students as a professional social workers, as a members of the professional organization, for licensure by the State of Kentucky, for advanced standing status in a graduate Social Work program, nor for social work practice in an employment situation.


Dr. Larry Owens, Ed.D, MSW

BSW Program Minor Coordinator





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 Last Modified 8/22/23