Social Work Minor

Social Work Minor

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 393 Direct Practice Skills I
  • 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