A student who plans to declare a minor in social welfare should complete the change of major/minor application online under the Student tab in his or her myBama account.

A student who is majoring in another UA college may declare a minor in social welfare, subject to the requirements of his or her college.

Social welfare minors may not take social work practice courses, including SW 440 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families, SW 441 Social Work Practice with GroupsSW 442 SW Practice with Communities, SW 443 Seminar in Generalist Practice and SW 490 Field Education.

Requirements for an undergraduate minor in social welfare are as follows:

More InformationHours
Minor Courses
SW 100 or Introduction to the Fields of Social Work Practice3
SW 105 Honors Introduction to the Fields of Social Work Practice
SW 200 or History of Social Welfare in the United States3
SW 205 Honors History of Social Welfare in the United States
SW 351 or Oppression & Soc Injustice3
SW 355 Hon Oppression & Soc Injustice
Select nine hours of social work courses 19
Total Hours18
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Electives are to be selected from among the courses open to non–social work majors and for which students completing the minor have successfully passed the appropriate prerequisites. One of these courses must be at the 300 or 400 level.