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2018-2019 Catalog
Social Work: Traditional Program (Master of Social Work)

Major: Social Work

Concentration: Traditional Program
Degree: Master of Social Work
Major Requirements (48 credits)
Social Work is a pratice-based profession and academic discipline that seeks to promote social change and development through the empowerment of individuals, communities and organizations. The Master of Social Work Program specifically seeks to prepare students to serve the state's most vulnerable populations in areas such as mental health, health care, substance abuse, hospice and palliative care, crisis intervention, child welfare, disaster relief, criminal justice and military populations. These settings demand that students synthesize and apply inter- and multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to address needs in complex, multi-system service environments. All MSW students will demonstrate advanced mastery of nine Core Competencies outlined by the Council on Social Work Education's Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Students who wish to pursure licensure as clinical social workers after graduation will have the course preparation and field experience necessary to do so.
  • Students will take courses as a cohort and all courses will be offered one time during the cohort program in the late afternoon or evenings.
  • A student may receive credit for a course only once. However, the GPA will reflect all repeated courses.
  • Field Education Courses are pass/fail grades.
  • SOW 5XXX Foundations of Social Work
  • SOW 5XXX Difference, Discrimination and Oppression
  • SOW 5XXX Human Behavior and Social Environment
  • SOW 5931 Generalist Practice I Integrative Seminar
  • SOW 5940 Field Experience I
  • SOW 5XXX U.S. Social Welfare Policies and Institutions
  • SOW 5XXX Methods of Social Work Research
  • SOW 5932 Generalist Practice II Integrative Seminar
  • SOW 5941 Field Experience II
  • SOW 5XXX Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities
  • SOW 6XXX Pratice and Program Evaluation
  • SOW 6XXX Advanced Interpersonal Practice with Children/Adolescents & Families
  • SOW 5945 Field Education III with Integrated Seminar
  • SOW 6935 Advanced Topics in Human Behavior
  • SOW 6948 Field Education IV & Integrated Seminar
  • SOW 6646 Advanced Interpersonal Practice with Adults and Elders
Major Electives (12 credits)
12CREDITS SOW courses from below list
  • SOW 6XXX Hospice and Palliative Care
  • SOW 6932 Advanced Seminar in Clinical Practice
  • SOW 6907 Directed Independent Study in Social Work
  • SOW 6XXX Child Welfare and Social Work Practice
  • SOW 6XXX Social Work Practice with the Military, Veterans, and their Familes
  • SOW 6605 Social Work in Health Care Settings
  • SOW 6XXX Psychopathology