Social Work Minor


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Carolyn Dallinger ’80

Often referred to as a “service guru,” Dallinger has consistently integrated service learning into her courses since she started teaching at Simpson seven years ago. More…

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The social work minor is designed to augment a related major such as criminal justice, Spanish, religion, sociology, psychology, etc. Students who plan on either a career in human service or graduate study in social work are urged to consider the sociology major with a focused coursework in social work. Students will: demonstrate workable understanding of major elements of the human service systems in the United States; demonstrate beginning level counseling skills and strategies for problem-solving; and will know and be able to use a multi-layered understanding of human behavior in the social environment. Students will complete five courses as follows:


  • SW 342 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • SCJ 352 Standards for Professional Behavior in Social Work
  • SW 348 Field Experience

Electives - Choose two of the following:

  • SW 301 Counseling Strategies I
  • SW 343 Social Welfare Policy
  • SCJ 341 Family Crisis Intervention