About the Program
The academic portion examines the historical socio-cultural significance of citizenship, poverty, social welfare, diversity, and market economies and develops skills to solve local and global problems. The student is also involved in community service in which he/she gains a comprehensive hands-on understanding of the roles of individuals and institutions in developing and sustaining social outcomes. The minor curriculum serves to enhance the student’s preparation for careers in the government, non-profits, law, politics, health, and social planning. Social Welfare minors will not be able to practice as social workers.
Acceptance criteria: CWP 102 and a minimum GPA of 2.5.
About the Social Work Department
354 Caudell Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5705
Fax: (716) 878-3539
Required Courses (9 credit hours)
SWK 220 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK 3
SWK 301 POVERTY AND PUBLIC POLICY 3
PSC 102 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS 3
Electives (9 credit hours)
Select three from the following: 9
SOC 312 WOMEN IN SOCIETY
SOC/AAS 321 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY
SOC 350 POWER, CLASS, AND INEQUALITY
SOC 351 SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY
EXE 100 NATURE AND NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
HIS 363 AMERICAN IDENTITY IN TRANSITION: DIVERSITY AND PLURALISM IN THE UNITED STATES
PSC 375 RACE, SEX, AND POLITICS OF MYTH AND STORY
Total Credit Hours 18
A minor may include no more than two courses at the lower division.
The minor will accept a maximum of three courses of transfer credit.