A minor in social work requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in social work courses, including 12 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 or above taken at the University of Iowa. Students complete one required course and 12 s.h. of elective course work. They must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work for the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Social work courses required for the major are not available to students who are not admitted to the social work program.

The minor requires the following course work.

Required Course

One of these:
SSW:1022Social Justice and Social Welfare in the United States3
SSW:2222Introduction to Social Work4
Equivalent course from another institution (must be approved by the School of Social Work)

Electives

Students select 12 s.h. from the following.

SSW:3135Global Aging (online)3
SSW:3500Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I (online and on campus)3
SSW:3501Introduction to Nursing Homes3
SSW:3600Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness II (online and on campus)3
SSW:3712Human Sexuality, Diversity, and Society1-3
SSW:3729Substance Use and Abuse (online and on campus)3
SSW:3786Death/Dying: Issues Across the Life Span3-4
SSW:3796Family Violence2-3
SSW:3797Child Welfare Policy and Practice3
SSW:3840Human Behavior in the Social Environment (section EXW)3-4
SSW:4100Social Work in the Criminal Justice System (online)3
SSW:4155Treatment of Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders (online)3
SSW:4843Social Welfare Policy and Practice (section EXW)3