Social Work minor

College of Liberal Arts
Social Work Minor

Transform Your Passion into a Rewarding Social Work Career

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of others? Do you aspire to help individuals, families, and communities navigate complex social challenges? If so, a degree in Social Work is your gateway to a rewarding and fulfilling career that allows you to make a tangible impact on the world.

A Social Work degree is more than just an academic pursuit; it’s a commitment to social justice and a calling to serve others. As a Social Worker, you’ll play a pivotal role in empowering individuals, strengthening communities, and advocating for positive change.

Embark on a transformative journey of personal fulfillment and social impact with a Social Work degree. Our program equips you with the knowledge, skills, and compassion necessary to make a tangible difference in the lives of others.

Prepare for Meaningful Work and Graduate Studies

Our rigorous coursework equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in entry-level positions in diverse social work settings, including mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and substance abuse. You’ll gain hands-on experience through a required field placement, allowing you to explore the vast array of professional possibilities in this rewarding field.

Join us at Benedictine University and embark on a transformative journey to become a compassionate changemaker, equipped to address the social challenges that impact our communities. Our Social Work Minor is the ideal stepping stone for a fulfilling career dedicated to improving the lives of others.

Exploring the Depths of Social Work

Benedictine’s Social Work Minor offers a comprehensive curriculum that delves into the intricacies of human development, family dynamics, and group interactions. Students gain a deep understanding of social work theory and practice, preparing them for entry-level positions in mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and substance abuse. The program also includes a required field experience, providing students with hands-on exposure to the realities of social work practice. Additionally, the minor serves as an excellent foundation for graduate studies in social work, equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in master’s programs.

Social Work Minor: Equipping You to Make a Difference in a Variety of Fields

A social work minor opens doors to a variety of career opportunities in various fields. Social work minors are highly sought after by employers due to their strong analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills. With a social work minor, individuals can pursue careers in:

  • human services
  • case management
  • social policy analysis
  • child welfare
  • school social work
  • rehabilitation counseling
  • gerontology
  • community organizing
  • healthcare
  • social work research.

Social work minors are equipped with the knowledge and skills to understand the root causes of social issues and the strategies to address them effectively. They are prepared to make a positive impact on the lives of others and contribute to the well-being of society.

Here is an example of some courses you may take in the Social Work minor program:

  • Introduction to Social Work and Social Services
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Social, Psychological and Cultural Aspects of Aging
  • Medical Sociology
  • Social and Cultural Change

Social Work minor courses (SOCL)

Lisle undergraduate course descriptions

Mesa undergraduate course descriptions

Social Work, Minor – Lisle | Mesa

State-by-State Licensure Requirements



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