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2021-2022 Catalog
Social Work: Traditional Program (Master of Social Work)

Program Description for Social Work

Major: Social Work Concentration: Traditional Program Degree: Master of Social Work

Major Requirements (48 credits)

The Master of Social Wok (MSW) program fosters a commitment to creating social change through a holistic practice of social work that emphasizes the attainment of biopsychosocial-economic and spiritual wellbeing, especially among people who experience systematic marginalization and oppression. Through an educational experience founded on critical thinking, research, service, and social justice and enriched through diverse community partnerships, the program prepares professional advanced generalist social workers for multi-method clinical and administrative practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
The UNF MSW Program offers both Traditional and Advanced Standing tracks. The Traditional track is designed for students who do not have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree. The Traditional Program of Study (60 credits) begins in the fall semester and may be completed full-time in two years or part-time in four years. MSW courses are offered face-to-face on the UNF campus during the late afternoon and evening hours.
Field education is the "signature pedagogy" of social work education. Traditional MSW students are required to complete 900 hours of field education, including 400 hours at the generalist practice level and 500 hours a the advanced generalist level.


  • SOW 5207 Foundations of Social Work
  • SOW 5625 Difference, Discrimination and Oppression
  • SOW 5107 Human Behavior and Social Environment
  • SOW 5931 Generalist Practice I Integrative Seminar
  • SOW 5940 Field Experience I
  • SOW 5235 U.S. Social Welfare Policies and Institutions
  • SOW 5404 Methods of Social Work Research
  • SOW 5932 Generalist Practice II Integrative Seminar
  • SOW 5941 Field Experience II
  • SOW 5337 Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities
  • SOW 6445 Practice and Program Evaluation
  • SOW 6646 Advanced Interpersonal Practice with Children/Adolescents & Families
  • SOW 6945 Field Education III with Integrated Seminar
  • SOW 6935 Advanced Topics in Human Behavior
  • SOW 6948 Field Education IV & Integrated Seminar
  • SOW 6126 Advanced Interpersonal Practice with Adults and Elders

Major Electives (12 credits)

12CREDITS from the following list:

  • SOW 6745 Hospice and Palliative Care (3 Credits)
  • SOW 6932 Advanced Seminar in Clinical Practice (3 Credits)
  • SOW 6907 Directed Independent Study in Social Work (3 Credits)
  • SOW 6655 Child Welfare and Social Work Practice (3 Credits)
  • SOW 6670 Social Work Practice with the Military, Veterans, and their Familes (3 Credits)
  • SOW 6605 Social Work in Health Care Settings (3 Credits)
  • SOW 6125 Psychopathology (3 Credits)