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MINOR IN SOCIAL WORK

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a minor in Social Work at the FAU Sandler School, home of the largest BSW in the state of Florida and a “Top 100” MSW degree program, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Download our program flyer below to learn more about the program and see the broad list of majors that pair well with a Social Work minor.

Courses

The Social Work Minor includes completion of five courses (15 credits), each with a grade of "C" or better and an overall minimum 2.5 GPA. At least 12 of the minor credit hours must be taken in residence at FAU, as well as any missing core courses required for completion.

  1. SOW3232 – Social Welfare Policy and Provisions
  2. 12 credits of approved Social Work Elective courses
    Note: SOW 1005, a Foundations in Global Citizenship course, may be taken as an elective.

 

Sample Electives - Select four courses

COURSE TITLE COURSES # CREDITS

Global Perspectives of Social Services

SOW 1005

3

Family Violence

SOW 4141

3

Issues in Counseling Women

SOW 4357

3

Evidence-Based Diversity Practice in Social Work

SOW 4620

3

Social Work with Aging Populations

SOW 4643

3

Child Welfare

SOW 4650

3

Social Work Practice with Vulnerable Children and Families

SOW 4654

3

Social Work and Emergency Relief

SOW 4679

3

Social Work with Substance Abusers

SOW 4700

3

Introduction to Human Trafficking in Social Work Practice

SOW 4783

3

Social Work and Positive Well-Being

SOW 4802

3

Special Topics in Social Welfare

SOW 4930

3

 

Contacts

Undergraduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Precious Skinner-Osei
pskinnerosei@fau.edu

Advising Services
swcjadvising@fau.edu

 


Please Note

People who graduate with a “minor in social work” should be aware of Florida’s title protection laws regarding use of the term “social worker.” Under Florida Statutes 491.016, it is a misdemeanor offence for people to represent themselves as social workers unless they possess “at least a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work from a social work program accredited by or from an institution that is an active candidate for accreditation as a social work program by the Council on Social Work Education.” A bachelor’s degree with a minor in social work is not considered to be an accredited bachelor’s in social work degree. People with a minor in social work should not represent themselves as social workers unless and until they also complete a BSW or MSW degree. View Florida Statute 491.016