Minor in social welfare

Interested in helping others from a social work and social justice perspective but committed to another major? VCU's minor in social welfare is available to non-social work majors. It provides a solid overview of the profession, with students completing the foundational courses Introduction to Social Work, and Social Welfare Legislation and Services.

After completing the foundational courses, students can pick four courses of interest to then complete the 18 credits needed to earn the minor. Courses include Social Work and Oppressed Groups, Communication in the Helping Process, Building a Just Society and more. Learn more about the minor in social welfare curriculum.

Note: Practice and field courses are restricted to social work majors. Prerequisite courses are not required for the minor. 

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Prospective students are encouraged to contact the School of Social Work's Office of Student Success at sswinfo@vcu.edu.