Improving the Quality of Life of Others

The Bachelor's in Social Work program at the University of Arkansas was established in 1940 and is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. However, a minor in social work is not recognized by the Council on Social Work Education.

This Social Work minor is available only to degree-seeking students at the University of Arkansas.


Required Courses

Students must complete the three courses below:

And add three more courses from the social work electives:

  • SCWK 30103 - Child Advocacy I: Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Child Advocacy
  • SCWK 31603 - On Death and Dying
  • SCWK 32303 - Contemporary Issues in Juvenile Justice
  • SCWK 36303 - Child Welfare: 21st Century Perspectives
  • SCWK 40103 - Child Advocacy II: Professional and System Responses to Child Maltreatment
  • SCWK 40203 - Child Advocacy III: Responding to the Survivor of Child Abuse
  • SCWK 40903 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
  • SCWK 41403 - Addiction and the Family
  • SCWK 41503 - Social Welfare Policy
  • SCWK 41703 - Social Work with African American Families
  • SCWK 41803 - Social Work With Elders
  • SCWK 42103 - The Diagnosis and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
  • SCWK 42403 - Impact of Policy on Addiction
  • SCWK 42503 - Spirituality and Social Work Practice
  • SCWK 45203 - Ethics and Aging
  • SCWK 46403 - Child Advocacy IV: Global Issues in Child Welfare
  • SCWK 47503 - Grantwriting


Other Information

The pace at which the online minor can be completed varies. It is recommended that the course of study occur over three semesters.

Often time individuals holding a social science degree obtain employment in human service or social work related fields. Although the minor does not meet the requirements for social work licensure, it would allow the student a stronger understanding of the human experience in the help seeking process and serves as a nice compliment to many other majors.


For students in the online BA in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program or U of A degree-seeking students:

In order to add this minor, students must consult their advisers for their academic majors.