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2022-2023 University Catalog
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major: Social Work

Degree: Master of Social Work Concentration: Advanced Standing 2022-2023

Informational Text

The Master of Social Work (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 Advanced Standing track is designed for students who have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree and are academically prepared for accelerated graduate study. The Advanced Standing Program of Study (39) credits) begins during the summer semester and may be completed in one academic year. 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. Advanced Standing students must complete 500 hours of field education at the advanced generalist level.

Foundation (9 credits)

SOW5185 Community Social Work Practice (3 Credits)
SOW5470 Social Work Research & Theory (3 Credits)
SOW5307 Comm & Critical Thinking in SW (3 Credits)

Major Requirements (18 credits)

SOW6445 Practice and Program Eval (3 Credits)
SOW6126 Adv Prac w Children, Families (3 Credits)
SOW6945 Field Education III (3 Credits)
SOW6935 Adv Topics in Human Behavior (3 Credits)
SOW6948 Field Education IV (3 Credits)
SOW6646 Adv Prac w Adults and Elders (3 Credits)

Major Electives (12 credits)

12 CREDITS from below list:
SOW 6745 Hospice and Palliative Care
SOW 6932 Advanced Seminar in Clinical Practice
SOW 6907 Directed Independent Study in Social Work
SOW 6655 Child Welfare and Social Work Practice
SOW 6670 Social Work Practice with the Military, Veterans, and their Families
SOW 6605 Social Work in Health Care Settings
SOW 6125 Psychopathology
SOW 6934 Advanced Special Topics in Social Work