Social Work, Minor

Minor in Social Work

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 24
  • $259.00
  • $396.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Social Work, Minor prepares students with an introduction to the social work profession and social welfare. 

Students choose this Social Work, Minor because they:

  • Have a desire to become equipped with evidence-based generalist social work knowledge.
  • Have a passion to advocate for the dignity and well-being of all people in a diverse society.
  • Gain critical thinking skills to guide professional decision-making.

The Social Work Department is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. 

The online Social Work, Minor is designed to complement many different majors but is of special benefit to students pursuing majors in sociology, psychology, family studies, criminal justice, political science and public administration.

Career Outlook: As one of the fastest-growing professions of the twenty-first century, social work is projected to continue its employment needs over the next few decades, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The knowledge, skills and values from a social work minor equip students with an understanding of human behavior, the advancement of interpersonal skills, enhanced professional preparation and expanded job opportunities.

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)