Social Work (Minor)

Social Work (Minor)

SW students at NH NAMI Walk

What is social work?

Social work is about helping individuals, families and community members with problems in their daily lives and advocating for those who need a voice.In the social work minor, you’ll learn about the history, values and ethics of the social work profession and social welfare policy,and be introduced to human behavior and social work practices. Enhance your career opportunities by combining this minor with undergraduate study in areas such as education, healthcare, justice studies or sociology.

Why study social work at UNH?

As a student in the social work program at UNH,you’ll have the opportunity to participate in faculty research projects and work with faculty from several departments including anthropology, English, communications, history, nursing, philosophy, sociology and women’s studies. You’ll also be able to join Students of Social Work, an on-campus group that provides participants with the chance to learn more about social work in general while also networking with career professionals.

Potential career areas

  • Education
  • Juvenile court liaison
  • Life skills coaching
  • Peer support
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social services administration
  • Sociology
  • Veterans affairs
  • Youth advocacy
Department of Social Work
Pettee Hall, 55 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-1799

Curriculum & Requirements

The department offers a minor in social work.

Students interested in a minor in social work should consult with the undergraduate program coordinator, Gretchen Bean, Pettee Hall, Room 241, (603) 862-4551.

Students wishing to minor in social work are required to take:

SW 424Introduction to Social Work4
SW 525Social Welfare Policy: History of Social and Economic Justice4
Select any three other courses offered by the department 112
Total Credits20

Excluding SW 622, SW 623, SW 625, SW 740, SW 740A, SW 741, SW 741A.

SW 622, SW 623, and SW 625 are by permission only with program coordinator approval.

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