Barry University is now offering a new option to minor in Social Work. Designed to enrich your chosen major with a trauma-informed social work framework in just 21 credit hours, Barry’s minor in Social Work is a great addition for students majoring in psychology, criminal justice, sociology, education, nursing, and political science. A minor not only gives you a much more well-rounded grasp of the field, but also lets employers know you're serious about making a difference.
Undergraduate students throughout the University are able to complete a minor in Social Work. In order to do so, they must:
1. Complete and submit an "Undergraduate Change of Major/Minor/Specialization Form" to the BSW Program Director.
2. Complete (with a “C” or better) 21 credits from the following courses:
- SW 203 Introduction to the Social Work Profession
- SW 206 The Personal, Cultural, and Social Influences on Helping
- SW 323 service-learning and Social Work Practice
- SW 355 Human Development
- SW 395 Social Work Macro and Policy Practice: Poverty, Oppression and Trauma
- SW Electives - Choose 2:
- SW 330 General Social Work Practice in Forensic Settings
- SW 425 Community Organization
- SW 496 Child Welfare Services and Policies
- SW 498 Clinical Assessment of Child Welfare Maltreatment
- SW 475 Social Work Practice with Refugees and Immigrants