This minor is an interdisciplinary program for undergraduate students who are interested in the field of social work or social services and want more in-depth study in this area than other courses provide. This program is designed to complement undergraduate study programs in the University.
The purpose of the minor is to give students a basic understanding of social work practice. This includes the history, function, and processes with emphasis on skill application.
Social work is concerned with human well-being. Social workers help people function within their environment and work for improved social conditions. They provide services to people in areas such as counseling, education, health, mental health, housing, public welfare, services to the aging, care for the retarded, family services, child welfare services, and criminal justice.
Requirement for the Minor
A minimum of 18 semester hours of coursework from the following courses is required for the minor. At least 15 of the hours must be at the upper-division level and at least 9 must be taken at A&M-Corpus Christi. Students should complete all general education core requirements prior to enrollment in the required upper-division social work minor courses.