Become a community change agent – help build economically and socially just communities and work in unity with others to find solutions that empower citizens.
Graduates of this minor will be well-positioned to work with people engaged in community and neighborhood capacity building efforts. Because of growing income inequality and its consequences for under-resourced communities, there is an increased need for persons with expertise in these areas. Students acquire knowledge of innovative means of alleviating and rectifying social problems and injustices and develop essential skills that are transferrable in many professional settings.
Careers can range from lead organizer to community outreach worker, healthcare policy advocate, canvasser, labor relations representative and much more.
This minor is designed to meet the need of professions requiring expertise in organizing and development of communities that can work in collaboration with diverse partners to enhance capacity and well-being, frame social problems, co-produce solutions, navigate systems and effect sustainable change.
|Academic minor completed||Community Organizing and Development|
|Credits required for completion||18|
|Open to undergraduate students from||all majors|
|Required cumulative GPA||2.0|
Click the social work course links to see the full course description, some may have preqrequisites.
*Prerequisite to SW 230 is SW 220.
Social Work courses are open to those not in the minor.
Students are required to have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. There are no prerequisite course requirements for enrollment in the minor. Students are encouraged to have a declared major. By doing so, coursework in the minor will be more effectively focused.
Questions about the minor? Contact Associate Professor and Undergraduate Studies Coordinator Filomena Critelli.
Phone: (716) 645-1250