The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

Minor in Social Work and Community Development

The Minor in Social Work and Community Development promotes active learning and understanding of the dynamics of social work and community development.

This program is an interdisciplinary program intended to provide you with the knowledge, tools, and practical experience to play a proactive role in social work & community development. It is designed in response to the mounting needs of local and international NGOs for community social workers.

Who Can Apply?

A minor in Social Work and Community Development complements majors in the social sciences, communication arts, education, economics, business, political science and management.


For a Minor in Social Work and Community Development, you must complete a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Minor Core Requirements (9 credits)

Number Course Cr
SWO201 Introduction to Social Work/Social Welfare 3
SWO210 Introduction to Community Development 3
SWO322 Field Work Experience I 3

Minor Elective Requirements (9 credits)

Number Course Cr
SWO203 Citizenship and Leadership 3
SWO301 Sociological Perspectives in Social Work 3
SWO302 Psychological Perspectives in Social Work 3
SWO313 Family and Child Welfare 3
SWO350 Social and Welfare Policies 3
SWO411 Sustainable Community Development: Theories & Practice   3
SWO201 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC311 Social Problems, Stratification and Marginalization 3


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