Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

School of Social Work

Undergraduate Program
Minor in Human Behavior and Social Services

The Minor in Human Behavior and Social Services, administered by the School of Social Work, provides an interdisciplinary study of the human behavior and social services that prepare students to critically assess the different perspectives on aspects of human behavior which may create the need for assistance and how social service programs respond to those needs. 

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs in the College of Social Science. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult their major undergraduate advisor in the College of Social Science.

Requirements for the Minor in Human Behavior and Social Services

Complete a minimum of 15 credits from the following: 

1. The following course (3 credits):
SW 200 Introduction to Social Work 3
2. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
ANP 320 Social and Cultural Theory 3
ANP 370 Culture, Health and Illness 3
ANP 423 Psychological Anthropology 3
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 4
SOC 241 Social Psychology 3
SOC 475 Health and Society 3
3. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
HNF 150 Introduction to Human Nutrition 3
MMG 141 Introductory Human Genetics 3
PSL 250 Introductory Physiology 4
4. One of the following courses (3 credits):
CEP 260 Dynamics of Personal Adjustment 3
CEP 261 Substance Abuse 3
CEP 470 Disability in a Diverse Society 3
PHL 340 Ethics 3
PHL 344 Ethical Issues in Health Care 3
PHL 350 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy 3
TE 150 Reflections on Learning 3
TE 250 Human Diversity, Power, and Opportunity in Social Institutions 3
5. One of the following capstone courses (3 or 5 credits):
SW 471 Child Welfare 3
SW 494B Social Work Field Education: Foundation II 5
Students interested in SW 494B must be a social work major.