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University of Pittsburgh    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Jan 31, 2023
 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Social Work Minor


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The Social Work Minor requires successful completion of 15 credits (with a grade of C- or better)  from the following courses:

  • SOCWRK 1000  Introduction to Social Work** (offered in both Fall and Spring Terms)
  • SOCWRK 1005  Foundations of the Welfare State (offered in Fall Term)
  • SOCWRK 1006  Policy Analysis (pre-requisites SocWrk 1000 & SocWrk 1005; offered in Spring Term)
  • SOCWRK 1035  Global Perspectives on Social Work Practice (offered in Spring Term) 
  • SOCWRK 1040  Poverty & Income Inequality:  Social Responses (offered in Spring Term) 
  • SOCWRK 1058  Economics and Social Work (offered in Fall Term)
  • SOCWRK 1059  Child and Family Advocacy (offered in the Fall Term)
  • SOCWRK 1063  African-American Health Issues (offered in Fall Term)
  • SOCWRK 1079  Child Welfare Services (offered in both Fall and Spring Terms) 
  • SOCWRK 1088  Special Topics (not offered every term)

**SOCWRK 1000 Introduction to Social Work is a prerequisite for subsequent courses. 

Degree Requirements


The School of Social Work requires a minimum of 120 credits for graduation. The courses listed below are required of all students working toward the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work:

Social and behavioral sciences requirements: 24 credits **


 

  • Anthropology (3)
  • Economics (3)
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (3)
  • Political Science (3)
  • Psychology (3)
  • Sociology (3)

Note:


Other course requirements: 12 credits **


  • Africana Studies (3)
  • English Composition (3)
  • Global Studies (3)
  • Human Biology (or equivalent course emphasizing the biological determinants of human behavior) (3)
  • Religion/Spirituality (3)
  • Statistics (3)
  • Social Work elective (3)

Note:


* Course of equivalent content may have been taken at another institution.

** These courses/credits (in part or in whole) may have been taken as part of the 60 credits required for admission. Any of these courses/credits not taken prior to admission must be completed prior to graduation.

Minor requirements:


The Social Work Minor requires successful completion of 15 credits (with a grade of C- or better) from the following courses (SOCWRK 1000 Introduction to Social Work is a prerequisite for subsequent courses):

Note:


* SOCWRK 1000 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK  is required for all subsequent courses, with the exception of SOCWRK 1005 

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