Expand your knowledge and professional network by joining the Social Work Association and Lambda Theta Chapter of the Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society.
At Luther, you’ll partner with faculty to shape your learning experience. You’ll work closely with staff to make a difference in people’s lives.
Opportunities for Hands-On Learning
You have the option to complete a short-term internship through the course Social Work Field Experience. Faculty will guide you in arranging a job-shadowing internship in your home community or another location, providing you with hands-on experience in the social service field.
What You’ll Learn
As a social welfare minor at Luther, you’ll focus on the development of social welfare and the behavior of individuals, families, organizations, and communities within their social environment. This minor does not provide the specific skills needed for actual social work practice.
Social Welfare Minor
You’ll take five courses to fulfill your social welfare minor, including three required courses: Introduction to Social Work and Social Justice; Human Behavior in the Social Environment; and Social Welfare Policies, Programs, and Issues.
These courses will introduce you to historical and present-day issues of public good. You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of the social welfare system in the US, the values and theories behind it, and the social issues facing our nation. You may not major in social work and minor in social welfare.