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Social Work Minor


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Benedictine’s minor program in Social Work enables interested undergraduate students to study individual development and behavior across the lifespan as well as to understand the interactions among families, groups, and communities.

Program coursework in the Social Work minor provides a curriculum that prepares students for entry-level positions in the fields of mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and substance abuse, in addition to offering excellent preparation for graduate study in social work. The curriculum also includes a required field experience, allowing minors to explore, in a practical, supervised environment, the vast array of professional possibilities in the field of social work.

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Students in the social work minor program have the opportunities to:

Investigate sociological research into family, human diversity, neighborhoods, communities and various organizational systems.
Learn statistics and research methods of sociology.
Prepare for graduate work in sociology, social work, criminology or lifespan services.
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