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Diversity and Social Welfare

The Social Work Department offers a minor in Diversity and Social Welfare to undergraduates throughout the college who are interested in understanding or possibly working in the field of social welfare. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of policies, programs, and services designed to improve quality of life for the underserved, people in need of health and human services, and / or communities at large.  The minor will provide in-depth understanding of diversity factors such as age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, political ideology, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. Emphasis will be placed on the unique contribution of the social work profession as one among many professions working in a variety of ways and capacities to alleviate complex social problems.