Dec 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin 
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin

Human Services Minor

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The Human Services minor allows students to choose from a variety of core and elective social work courses. This track cannot be used for reduced credit entry into the MSW program. Although students could still be admitted into the Andrews University MSW program, they would be required to complete the full 56-credit requirement for the degree. Although core social work classes taken at the undergraduate level would not need to be repeated, other elective graduate courses must be used to replace those courses in the total credit load. Students will be more prepared for jobs in human service fields.

Additional Information


Minors in social work and human services are NOT accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. In addition, a minor in Social Work does NOT qualify the student as:

  • a professional social worker;
  • a member of the professional social work organization;
  • eligible for licensure by the State of Michigan or other state license;
  • eligible for full Advanced Standing in a graduate school of social work; or
  • Social Work practice in an employment situation.


  • SOWK 100 must be completed before taking SOWK 320 and SOWK 350.
  • SOWK 331 must be completed before proceeding to SOWK 332.
  • SOWK 461 must be completed before proceeding to SOWK 462.

Social Work practice courses (SOWK 401, SOWK 402), Field Placement courses (SOWK 420, SOWK 435), and Professional Seminar classes (SOWK 489) are not available to minors.

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