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The social welfare minor program prepares students for work in human service settings where a fundamental knowledge of human relations is required. It complements careers in journalism, communications, public administration, nursing and related fields, and provides a foundation for students who seek to pursue an MSW.
The minor enhances and broadens students' abilities to analyze complex family, individual and societal problems in the context of societal values, cultural diversity and other social and economic variables. The program contributes to students' understanding of society and social behavior, encourages critical thinking and helps develop communication skills.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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GPA Requirement: 2.00
Incompatible Majors: BSW in social work; BA in public service and public policy (social services delivery); BA in community advocacy and social policy
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Students should meet with a social welfare advisor prior to registration.
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.