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Minor in Social Work

Add a helping hand.

Become an advocate for domestic violence, a guiding voice of hope for a child in a desperate situation, and a listening ear for all those who need one. No matter your degree or the career path you’re pursuing, a minor in Social Work provides you with essential skills to help in any area of work or life.

With a strong liberal arts-based foundation, the Social Work minor at William Woods University integrates the knowledge, values and skills needed to work with diverse and vulnerable populations. You will be prepared to represent individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities, fighting for a greater good and winning justice for all.

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the minor includes coursework in social welfare, interaction skills, human behavior in the environment, intervention strategies in individuals and families, and so much more.

In addition to these courses, you will gain experience through service learning activities on campus and in the Fulton area. Learn to develop action plans and create a professional portfolio demonstrating your expertise in the field of social work.  Grow alongside like-minded individuals through student organizations like Students for Social Work. The opportunities are endless.


The minor in social work at William Woods University includes 15 required course credits and 3 required elective credits.

Courses you may take:

SWK 215

Social Welfare -S


SWK 230

Interaction Skills


SWK 312

Intervention Strategies Indiv/Famil


SWK 316

Human Behavior in the Environment I


SWK 317

Human Behavior in Environment II



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