May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work Minor

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The Social Work minor consists of eight courses (20 credit hours) and creates eligibility for reduced credit entry into the Andrews University MSW program. However, acceptance into the MSW program is NOT guaranteed by completing the minor. Students MUST complete all 20 credit hours to become eligible for this reduced credit entry. This “fast track” helps students to graduate more quickly from the MSW program, saving them over $11,000 (18%) in MSW costs.

Total Credits - 20

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.

Students who are accepted into the MSW degree program at Andrews University are eligible to reduce their Master’s degree requirements by ten credits.  All courses eligible for course load reduction must have a grade of B- or better or must be retaken at either the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level.


SOWK 100 must be completed before taking SOWK320 and SOWK350. SOWK331 must be completed before proceeding to SOWK 332.  SOWK 461 must be completed before proceeding to SOWK462.

Social Work practice courses (SOWK401; SOWK402), Field Placement courses (SOWK420; SOWK435), and Professional Seminar classes (SOWK489) are not available to minors.

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