Minor in Social Work
Social Work has been dubbed the “helping profession” because we work with everything from basic life resources to the complexity of fighting for victims of human trafficking. The program offers courses on issues such as abuse and neglect, mental health and social policy — developing skills to be used with clients in both individual encounters and group settings.
A minor in Social Work can assist students who are majoring in other helping professions, social sciences, or even Theology or Intercultural Studies majors. By minoring in Social Work, students will learn how to impact the community in which clients live and empower people to make progressive changes. This is a great minor to add should students consider going to graduate school for a master's degree in social work.
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Introduction to Social Work||An introduction to the social work profession and a variety of fields of social work practice. Includes the philosophy, historical development and core concepts of social work along with an overview of the integration of faith and practice.|
|Human Behavior in the Social Environment||Provides a basic conceptual framework for creating and organizing theories and knowledge about human behavior and social environments.|
|Sophomore Seminar||Provides educational and professional options available to students majoring in the behavioral sciences. Opportunities for holistic self-assessment help the student determine if he/she wishes to pursue a career in the behavioral sciences. Provides exposure to professionals in the community who represent the disciplines of the department.|
|Helping Relationships||A study of the core communication skills essential to helping relationships. Basic listening and action-oriented skills within the context of professional values and a multi-disciplinary theory base, including issues related to working with diverse populations.|
|Social Policy I||Survey of the American social welfare system and related fields of practice. Examines major social welfare policies from various perspectives in light of current political and economic trends. Attention to social work values and ethics related to the social welfare system with a focus on at-risk populations and the impact of social and economic justice issues. The role of the church within social welfare system is addressed.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Social Work Program Director Lacey Nunnally, a Mississippi native, obtained both her undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has experience working in nursing homes and rehabilitation centers and has owned a consulting business to deal with social work compliance in long-term care facilities. Nunnally came to teach [...]read more
Donna Washburn, MSW, LCSW, is a 1998 graduate of Evangel University’s Social Work program. She went on to receive her master’s degree from Missouri State University and eventually returned to teach upper level social work courses at Evangel in 2000. She also became coordinator of the EU’s evening Human Services Program. Washburn was named chair [...]read more
NOTE: A minor is a secondary field of interest that is meant to complement your academic major. While your major is chosen for your intended career choice, your minor may be something you pursue for your personal interest or to augment your major.
This minor can help prepare students for a variety of careers helping others. These may include case managers, psychiatric technicians, community support workers, youth pastors, children's pastors and group home staff members. It is also solid preparation for graduate school in social work.
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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