Why Minor in Social Welfare at Eastern?

The Social Welfare minor at Eastern University includes 3 introductory social work courses and your choice of 3 social work electives for a total of 18 credits.

  • SOWK 105: Introduction to Social Work
  • SOWK 110: Human Diversity and Social Interaction
  • SOWK 205W: Social Welfare Policy I

Subtotal credit hours: 9

Electives (choose a minimum of THREE courses from the following):

  • SOWK 230 Special Topics, 3 credits
  • SOWK 230I Trauma and Resilience, 3 credits
  • SOWK 251 Child Welfare, 3 credits
  • SOWK 253- Social Work with Families, 3 credits
  • SOWK 254 Services to the Aging, 3 credits
  • SOWK 256 Health and Social Welfare 3
  • SOWK 258 Women’s Issues and Services 3
  • SOWK 261  International Social Work, 3 credits
  • SOWK 262 Addictions and Social Welfare, 3 credits
  • SOWK 263 Mental Health and Social Welfare, 3 credits
  • SOWK 264 Grief, Loss, and Social Welfare, 3 credits
  • SOWK 265 Social Work with Groups, 3 credits

Subtotal credit hours: 9