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Minor in Social Welfare

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Anyone, regardless of declared major, who is interested in bettering the social welfare of others can minor in Social Welfare.

This minor is designed for people who are interested in the Social Welfare System and the role of Social Workers; it does NOT prepare a student for professional practice as a Social Worker and does NOT make one eligible to be licensed as a social worker.

Course Requirements for the minor include:

POL 101: Introduction to American Government
SWK 210: Introduction to Social Work
SWK 310: Introduction to Social Welfare
SWK 410: Social Welfare Policy Practice

PLUS six hours from:

POL 341: The Legislative Process: Congress and State Legislatures
POL 370: Introduction to Public Administration
POL 371: Administration of Social Services and Agencies
SWK 344: Stress Management & Self-care
SWK 365: Crisis Intervention
SWK 440: Addictions
SWK 455: Selected Topics
SWK 456: Children’s Services
SWK 457: Services for the Elderly
SOC 131: Introductory Sociology
SOC 313: Social Deviance
SOC 340: Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 353: Sociology of Health and Illness
SOC 365: Social Change in Appalachia
SOC 375: Criminology
ECO 130: Contemporary Economic Problems
ECO 231: Principles of Macroeconomics
CRJ/WGS 305: Domestic Violence
OR related elective as approved by Social Work

For more information, contact:

BSW Program Director, Department of Social Work
Eastern Kentucky University
Keith Building, Room 224
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, Kentucky 40475
Phone: 859-622-1645
FAX: 859-622-8167

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