Minor in Social Work

Caring for People in Need

Looking for an additional field of study that combines theory with real-world application? Consider a minor in Social Work from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Under the guidance of faculty members who are also professional social workers, you will gain crucial insight into both identifying and addressing the concerns of various underrepresented populations.

Make a Difference in Your World

With a minor in Social Work, you will be exposed to a field of study that places a high priority upon social justice and applied professional ethics for use in interactions with the world around you. This is an excellent program for students pursuing a major in a field like Psychology or Sociology, as it will enhance those perspectives with practical application.

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Admission Requirements

So, have we convinced you that University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities is the next step in your pursuit of academic success? Learn what it takes to be admitted to help you reach your educational goals.

Degree Requirements

This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree. 

Degree Plan
Students wishing to declare the Minor in Social Work must meet with an Academic Advisor in the HSH Advising Office to complete the necessary paperwork and to have the Minor added to their degree plan.

Cost Information

Investigate the direction of your future with this look into the prospective costs of a degree from UHCL.

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - February 1
    Final - August 1

  • Spring

    Priority - September 1
    Final - December 1

  • Summer 2018
    Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 21
    Final (Summer I) – June 4
    Final (Summer II) – July 9

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2018
    Priority – January 4
    Final – January 16
  • Summer 2018
    Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 21
    Final (Summer I) – June 4
    Final (Summer II) – July 9
  • Fall 2018
    Priority – August 13
    Final – August 27

Summer I and II Priority Application deadline for undergraduate transfer, former and non-degree seeking undergraduate/graduate students. Students who apply after this date must submit all required documentation with their paper application in the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.
  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


  University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Accreditations and Distinctions

University of Houston-Clear Lake's Social Work undergraduate program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Minor in Social Work Faculty

Stephen “Arch” Erich
Stephen Erich

Stephen"Arch" C. Erich

Professor of Social Work,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3388
Email: Erich@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Bldg. 2617.08

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Heather Kanenberg
Heather Kanenberg

Heather Kanenberg

Associate Professor of Social Work,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3458
Email: kanenbergh@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617

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Roberta Leal

Roberta Leal

Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3495
Email: LealR@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1307.11

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