Social Work Minor

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This minor is an introduction to the field of social work. It is desirable as supplemental preparation for those in people-oriented programs such as contemporary ministries, psychology, communication and education.


  • The minor in social work is specifically designed for students like you, enrolled in related majors seeking insight into human development
  • You will gain the knowledge and specialized skills necessary for helping people and becoming an agent of change in the community.

Career opportunities

When paired with many majors, the social work minor can prepare you for a variety of helping professions and for graduate study in social work, ministry, probation/corrections, mental health, gerontology and school counseling.

Transferring to Fresno Pacific

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Transfer to FPU

Course listing

General Education Prerequisites

PS 120American Politics and Society3
SOC 120Introduction to Sociology3

Required Courses (7 Courses, 17-20 Units)

Foundational Courses
SW 100Perspectives in Social Work1
SW 110Participation in Volunteer Services1 - 3
SW 120Helping People: An Introduction3
Advanced Courses
SW 400Foundations of Social Work Practice3
SW 410Working with Groups3

Select two of the following

SW 300Human Behavior in the Social Environment3
SW 310Social Gerontology3
SW 320Marriage and Family3
SW 390Chemical Dependency Intervention3
SW 395Studies in Domestic Violence2
SW 420Becoming a Change Agent3
SW 431Cultural Competence in Professional Practice3