Social Work Minor within a Bachelor of Arts Program

General Information

A minor in Social Work can be combined with a major in almost any field. Social Work minors are equipped with the beginning knowledge and skills in social work practice. Students are given a solid foundation in professional ethics and an understanding in human behavior and aid for secure employment in the human services field. Social work minors are taught from a number of disciplinary perspectives, equipping them with skills for numerous career opportunities.

If you want a minor in social work, you will need to complete 20 hours in 300-level social work courses, specifically: SW 312, 314, 325, 340, 440, SOC 385, plus 3 credits of social work electives (e.g., SW 378, SW 400, SW 410, etc.). No grade below a C will be accepted in any required social work course. An overall GPA of 2.3 must be maintained. You can successfully combine a minor in social work with political science, psychology, sociology and other majors as well. You, however, 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 license in the State of Michigan with this social work minor.

The program, therefore, only recommends B.S.W. graduates for employment within
the field of human services.

Social Work Overview

Social Work Overview

Social work isn't a job—it's a calling. Marygrove prepares you for this calling with team-based teaching and student-driven courses.

Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Marygrove's Social Work student organizations offer more than just the opportunity to learn and make friends. They empower you to create change—to better the world through action.

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