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 three required courses:

  • SOW3650 Introduction to Child Welfare
  • One of the following
    • DEP3103 Child Development
    • DEP4304 Psychology of Adolescents
  • One of the following
    • SOW4111 Adolescents at Risk
    • SOW4242/5243 Families & Family Treatment

Students must also complete one of the following electives:

  • EAB4704 Introduction to Behavior Modification
  • EEX4701 The Handicapped Child from Birth Through Five Years
  • HSC4633 Current Issues in School–Community Health
  • SYO3100 The Family
  • SOW3314 Case Management

In addition, the student must complete one additional elective from the following:

  • DEP3103 Child Development
  • DEP4304 Psychology of Adolescents
  • SOW4111 Adolescents at Risk
  • SOW4242/5243 Families and Family Treatment (if not taken as one of the required courses)

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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