Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Social Welfare - Minor

The social welfare minor at Nazareth University provides students with an understanding of the social welfare system in the United States and globally. The minor facilitates exploration of the effective delivery of health and human services to individuals, families, groups, and communities. The minor introduces students to the wide variety of areas of practice relevant to the social work profession.

Students complete two required courses and four elective courses offered by the Social Work Department, for a total of 18 credit hours. Students must maintain grades of “C-” or higher in all courses for the Social Welfare minor.

The minor in social welfare provides a basic understanding of social welfare and the social work profession, and facilitates beginning preparation for careers and/or graduate studies in social work leading to the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. It does not prepare students to practice as baccalaureate level social workers, nor does it provide them with the option of advanced standing in MSW programs. This minor can enhance the student’s selected major and/or deepen the student’s understanding of service.

If a student chooses to major in social work, the courses taken in the social welfare minor will apply to the major. However, a student cannot receive both a minor in social welfare and a major in social work.

Required Social Work Courses

The following courses are required for a Social Welfare minor. Minimum grade of “C-” or higher required.

Additional Course Requirements

Students select twelve (12) credit hours offered by the Social Work Department. Minimum grade of “C-” or higher required.

  • In addition to the options listed below, other Social Work courses (including other Social Work electives) may be accepted with Departmental Approval.