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Social Work Minor within a Bachelor of Arts Program

If you are considering a minor in social work, you should talk with your advisor about the possible benefits. The Social Work Minor requires 20 hours in 300-level social work courses, specifically: POL/SOC/SW 306, SW 312, SW 312L, SW 314, SW 325, SW 340, POL/SOC/SW 385, plus 3 credits of social work electives (e.g., SW 200, SW 355, SW 378, SW 410, etc.) No more than two grades below a “C” will be accepted in courses toward the social work minor. You can successfully combine a minor in social work with political science, psychology, sociology, social science, criminal justice and other majors as well. However, you are forewarned that a social work minor is not adequate preparation for entry-level social work employment, nor for competent social work practice. You will not be eligible for social work licensure in the State of Michigan with a social work minor. The program, therefore, only recommends B.S.W. graduates for employment within the field of human services.