The minor in Social Work is designed to familiarize students with the social service system, major social welfare programs, and elements of the profession of social work. This is an excellent minor for students interested in combining a primary academic area (major), such as sociology, political science, or psychology with social welfare and professional social work content. It is also an excellent field of study for students majoring in any area who many need or desire knowledge of social welfare and social. No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.services.
SW 201 Community Social Services
SW 290 The Development of Social Welfare and Social Work in the US
SW 307 Social Welfare Policy: Analysis and Advocacy
SW 310 Human Behavior Theory for Social Work Practice
Elective Courses (select 1 from the following)
SW 312 Multi-Cultural Social Work
SW 412 Social Work in Schools
SW 413 African American Families: History, Tradition and Community
SW 414 Social Work Practice in Health Care
SW 415 Child Welfare
SW 416 Addiction Recovery and Social Work Practice
SW 417 Social Work and Aging
SW 420 The Legal Aspects of Social Work
SW 495* Special Topics in Social Work
SW 498** Independent Study
*Denotes special topics or new courses. Different letters designate each separate course offering (i.e., 495A, 495B). Check with the professor teaching the course or the Dr. Waites as listed below for more information.
** Individual student class topic and research designed in consultation with a faculty member. Requires departmental approval. For more information contact Dr. Waites as listed below.
Admissions and Certification of Minor
In both instances, students can contact any of the social work faculty members listed below. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification can be found in Room 231 in the 1911 Building and should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student's final semester at NC State.
Contact PersonSusie Mallard Barnes