Social Work and Social Justice Minor

The Wayne State University School of Social Work is proud to launch the Minor in Social Work and Social Justice in Fall 2020.

 

The Minor in Social Work and Social Justice provides undergraduate students from different majors with the opportunity to learn how to apply practical solutions to fostering environments that are socially just, diverse, inclusive, and equitable.  It serves to complement majors in other departments where students enter fields like state and local government, criminal justice, education, immigration, human resources, and advocacy.  Students with a Minor in Social Work will learn to apply social work principles to questions of social injustices at the micro, mezzo and macro levels in areas such as aging, child welfare, criminal justice, environmental justice, housing, policy and community practice and mental health.

 

Students enrolled in the minor in social work will demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

 

  • Incorporate social justice principles to strategies for creating and sustaining equitable and inclusive environments.
  • Identify issues of fairness and equality in economic, political and social systems
  • Enhance sensitivity to vulnerable and at-risk population 
  • Evaluate ideas and create social justice projects that provides engagement with the city of Detroit community 

 

With an emphasis on the relationship between social justice and social work practice, graduates will add an additional and unique credential that employers may value because it will augment their major with content in social work courses and support readiness for employability particularly for students pursuing careers in the helping field.

Program requirements

  • Admission to Wayne State University Undergraduate Program
  • Maintain your program cumulative GPA requirement
  • Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in Social Work (3 required courses and 1 elective course) and 6 credit hours in CLAS (2 elective courses)

Apply

To add the Social Work and Social Justice Minor to your degree program, complete the following steps:

  1. Submit the Social Work and Social Justice Minor Provisional Approval form
  2. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss the requirements
  3. Declare your Minor in Social Work and Social Justice
  4. Enroll in courses

Contact

Geoffrey Jones, LLMSW
Academic Services Officer II
bt3545@wayne.edu

Norma Love-Schropshire, DSW, LMSW
BSW Director and Lecturer
bswdirector@wayne.edu

Curriculum

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in Social Work (3 required courses and 1 elective course) and 6 credit hours in CLAS (2 elective courses). Core courses include: