Social Work, Minor

The Social Work minor offers students who major in another field the opportunity to explore the field of social work and to develop skills necessary to identify and respond to community needs. Students will work directly with a group within the community (government, non-profit, or resident) to develop skills that will benefit students seeking to enter advocacy roles in nonprofit organizations, work with local community groups, or work with a government agency. Also, the minor in Social Work provides the basic knowledge necessary to pursue graduate studies in this field and other fields related to the minor.

Program Requirements

Required Courses12
SOSC 1101Introduction to Social Work3
SOSC 2101Leadership in Organizations3
HMSV 3010Intro to Human Services3
SOSC 4901Practicum in Social Work3
Upper Division Electives9
Choose three from the following:6
Volunteer Income Tax Prep.
Interracial Communication
Intercultural Communication
Women and the Arts
Race and Crime
Gender and Crime
Victimology
Restorative Community Justice
Urban Life and Crime
African American Literature I
African American Literature II
Multicultural Literature
Writing for Nonprofits
Communications with Families
Cultural Diversity Health/III
Contemporary Women's Health
The AIDS Epidemic
Women's History
Environmental History
African American Hist. to 1877
African Am. Hist. since 1877
Hmn Svcs Multicultural Co.
Organization & Admin Humn. Ser
Statistics for Social Justice
Political Thought
Constitutional Law I: Institut
Constitutional Law II: Civil L
Interpersonal Comm & Helping
Psych. of African-American Exp
Multi-cultural Psychology
Ethics & Professional Issues
Psychology of Gender
Race and Ethnicity
Soc Inequality& Stratification
Urban Sociology
Law and Society
Selected Topics in Social Scie
U.S. Women of Color
Feminist Theory
Total Credit Hours18
  • All courses in the minor must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • At least two upper division (3000/4000 level) courses must be completed at Clayton State University to fulfill residency requirements.
  • Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas A through E may not be counted as coursework in the minor. Area F courses may be counted as coursework in the minor.
  • Students wishing to take an upper division elective class not on the list of approved electives must seek the approval of the Chair of the Social Sciences department.