Social Work Minor

Minor Requirements

Undergraduates throughout the university are able to complete a Social Work minor. In order to do so they must:

  1. Register with the BASW Program Director Toya Jones who will certify that they are completing the social work minor.
  2. Complete (with a grade of C- or better) The Social Work Minor requires the successful completion of 15 credits from the following list of courses:
  • SOCWRK 1000: Introduction to Social Work (Required for all subsequent courses with the exception of SOCWRK 1005.) This is a service-learning course and requires 45 hours of volunteer service. Offered Fall and Spring Terms
  • SOCWRK 1005: Foundations of the Welfare State (offered in Fall Term) 
  • SOCWRK 1006: Policy Analysis (pre-requisites SOCWRK 1000 & SOCWRK 1005; offered in Spring Term.) This is a service-learning course and requires 45 hours of volunteer service. 
  • SOCWRK 1035: Global Perspectives in Social Work (offered in Spring Term) 
  • SOCWRK 1040: Poverty and Income Inequality: Social Responses (offered in Spring Term) 
  • SOCWRK 1058: Economics and Social Work (offered in Fall Term) 
  • SOCWRK 1059: Child and Family Advocacy (offered in Spring Term) 
  • SOCWRK 1063: African-American Health Issues (offered in Fall Term) 
  • SOCWRK 1079: Child Welfare Services (offered in both Fall and Spring Terms) 

All courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better  

The Social Work Minor is available to all Pitt students! 

For more information, contact the BASW director Dr. Toya Jones at toyaj@pitt.edu

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Browne Leadership Fellows Program

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