Jul 21, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Social Service Minor

Minor code OR6602

College of Health Sciences and Professions  
Department of Social Work   
Morton Hall 416
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1269

Warren Galbreath, contact person

Program Overview

The social service minor is for students wishing to expand their knowledge of the social work field and how social workers and agencies function.  It provides students the knowledge of the many ways that social work improves well-being for individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.  Students also become knowledgeable of the social work values of social and economic justice, dignity and worth of all persons, the importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence.  Students who wish to declare the social service minor should contact their major college student services office.

Social work minors and bachelor of specialized studies majors who specialize in social work are not eligible for social work licensure in the state of Ohio and other states. You must have successfully completed the social work major in an accredited institution and have passed a licensing examination for licensure in Ohio.  Students should consult the particular social work licensing laws for the state in which they plan to reside.

Social work majors are not eligible for this minor.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students with a minor in social service may be considered for job opportunities in a wide variety of human service agencies.


Minor Hours Requirement

The social service minor requires a minimum of 18 hours.