Social Work Minor Online

Minor: Social Work
Department: Social Work
Degree Level: Undergraduate
Credit Hours: 24 credit hours
Delivery Format: Online
Prerequisites: Formal admission into the program

Social work as a profession involves working with people of all ages and all walks of life in an extensive array of settings that include social services, child protection, schools, education, criminal justice, healthcare, mental health, military, and much more. Private and public agencies, both profit and nonprofit as well as governmental settings, provide the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people while advancing social policy and advocating for the needs of citizens.

As one of the fastest growing professions of the twenty-first century, social work is projected to continue its employment needs over the next few decades, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The knowledge, skills, and values from a social work minor equips students with an understanding of human behavior, advancement of interpersonal skills, enhanced professional preparation, and expanded job opportunities.

The 24-credit-hour minor in social work can be completed along with major hours in almost any field. While it benefits students with various majors, it is especially beneficial for students pursuing majors in sociology, psychology, family studies, criminal justice, political science, and public administration.

Required Courses
View the required and elective courses.

How do I get started?

1. Learn more about the program on the Department of Social Work website, or request information.

2. Prepare to apply by viewing the admission requirements above, or apply now.

3. Contact UNK eCampus with any questions:

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Phone: 308-865-8927

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