School of Social Work to Offer Two New Minors this Fall

September 9, 2014 / By: Cindy Lorah
Undergraduate Minors

With final approval of the Chemical Depency minor coming from UST earlier today, both new School of Social Work undergraduate minors will be offered at St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas this fall. 

The Social Services Management minor is being offered by the School of Social Work in collaboration with the Schools of Business at each university. The ability to administer programs, raise funds, and write grants is increasingly important in social service and nonprofit work. The purpose of this minor is to prepare students for administrative, management, or fundraising roles with nonprofits and social service agencies. Students will learn critical leadership skills necessary for effective management. Upon completion of the minor, students will have enhanced skills that will help to position them to be successful advocates, administrators, and managers within social service and nonprofit agencies.  Learn more about this minor at

The Chemical Dependency: Addiction & Recovery minor provides students preparing for work in a variety of settings (social work, health care, criminal justice, etc...) with a foundational understanding of addiction and recovery and their impact on multiple areas of life; how to identify abuse and addiction; beginning steps in assisting, advocating for, and referring people who have chemical health concerns. This minor will provide the academic foundation for those interested in pursuing the LADC (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors) license. Learn more about this minor at