Social Work, Minor

Saint Louis University offers an undergraduate minor in social work that can be completed in 18 credits.

A minor in social work provides students with an understanding of the social work profession, the issues that social work addresses and the values that drive the profession. 

Students considering pursuing an M.S.W. will not be able to obtain advanced standing toward the M.S.W. with a minor in social work. Only students with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work can obtain advanced standing.

Required Courses
SWRK 1000Introduction to Social Work3
SWRK 2300Human Behavior Social Envrnmnt3
SWRK 3300Social Work Practice with Individuals3
Elective Courses
Select three of the following:9
Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
Social Policy for Social Justice
Dismantling Oppression: Exploring Equity & Inclusion
Social Work Practice with Groups
Social Work Practice with Families
Social Work Practice with Organizations & Communities
Mental Health & Crime
Research Methods for a Diverse Society
Total Credits18

Continuation Standards

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.00.
  • A minimum grade of C in all 1000- to 4000-level social work courses.

Apply for Admission

For admission questions, contact:

Social Work School Graduate Admissions Office

For program questions, contact:

Vithya Murugan, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program
Director of BSSW accelerated program
Associate professor of social work