Child Welfare Minor

The BSW degree program in Social Work, accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, prepares students to enter beginning professional social work practice. The minor in Child Welfare is designed to introduce students to the issues facing children and families, and provides students with an interdisciplinary overview of the child welfare system.


The UWF Department of Social Work Child Welfare Minor has four required courses:

  • SOW3650 Introduction to Child Welfare
  • One of the following:
    • DEP3103 Child Development
    • DEP4305 Psychology of Adolescence
  • One of the following:
    • SOW4111 Adolescents at Risk
    • SOW4242 Families & Family Treatment
  • One of the following:
    • DEP 3103 Child Development *
    • DEP 4305 Psychology of Adolescence *
    • EAB 4704 Introduction to Behavior Modification
    • HSC 4633 Current Issues in School-Community Health
    • SOW 3314 Case Management
    • SOW 4111 Adolescents At Risk *
    • SOW 4141 Social Aspects of Family Violence
    • SOW 4242 Families and Family Treatment *
    • SYO 3100 The Family

* May be used if not taken to satisfy previous requirements.

Social Work majors may also request a Field Instruction placement in a child welfare agency.

This minor is available to all UWF students.

For more specific requirements, visit the Online UWF Catalog.

Download these helpful documents:

Academic Learning Compact: Social-Work-ALC (PDF)
Child Welfare Minor Degree Plan (PDF)

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