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Areas of Study (Minor Only): Pre-Social Work

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) acts as the accrediting body for degrees in social work at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral level with a focus of shaping the profession’s future through educating competent professionals, generating knowledge, and exercising leadership within the professional community. The accrediting body for social work programs requires certain skills of students entering at the master level.

By reviewing the accreditation body’s materials and the admissions requirements of the universities in Ohio who offer an accredited Master’s of Social Work degree, our Pre-Social Work minor was created. The chosen courses provide the skills needed by students prior to applying to graduate programs in social work and allow for a strong foundation of skills and knowledge which can then be built upon by students as they enter graduate programs in social work.


Curriculum for Minor (22 hours)

Core Requirements (12 hours)

  • ECON 215
  • POLS 111
  • PSYC 101
  • SOCI 101

Distribution: (10 hours: one from each category below)

  • Human Biology
    • BIOL 106e ( Or other Human Biology classes as determined by an advisor)

  • Statistics
    • BUSI 325
    • MATH 140
    • PSYCH 232

  • At least one of the following
    • CRMJ 343, 372
    • POLS 321, 322
    • PSYC 363, 390
    • SOCI 320, 345

Program Advisors

Baker, Hallie (2009), Associate Professor of Psychology, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Miami University

Meyer, Dinah (1999), Associate Professor of Psychology, B.A., Ohio Dominican College; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Stevenson, Colleen (1998), Associate Professor of Psychology, B.A., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ph.D., Kent State University


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