Apr 14, 2024  
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor in Social Work

The minor in social work provides a comprehensive and integrated experience presenting to students the history and methods of the profession. Students are also introduced to social service agencies and complete a three-credit field experience in a social work setting.

Students minoring in social work often major in psychology, sociology, or in any discipline of their choice. Social work courses may also be taken as electives, and some fulfill the core curriculum requirements in social science.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the minor in Social Work should be able to:

  • Articulate the role of the professional social worker;
  • Develop the ability to articulate social work values and to apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice;
  • Apply critical thinking skills to inform and communicate professional judgments that utilize research-informed practice;
  • Develop and utilize skills of engagement, assessment, intervention and evaluation in professional practice at the the micro, mezzo and macro level;
  • Develop and utilize skills to engage with diverse populations;
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment in which it occurs to inform professional practice;
  • Engage in policy practice to advance human rights and well-being as well as social and economic justice;
  • Discover career opportunities for college graduates of social work education in order to create and follow a career development action plan.

Transfer Policy

Transfer students must complete at least half of the courses in the minor at Rivier University.