Foundation Level Courses

This curriculum spans over two semesters if taken full-time and four semesters if taken on a part-time basis:

  • SWK 401: Cultural Competence in Social Work
  • SWK 402: Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
  • SWK 403: Generalist Social Work Practice I
  • SWK 404: Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
  • SWK 405: Generalist Social Work Practice II
  • SWK 406: Social Welfare Policy
  • SWK 407: Social Work Research
  • SWK 415: Field Practicum I
  • SWK 416: Field Practicum II  

Advanced Level Courses

This curriculum spans over two semesters if taken full-time and four semesters if taken on a part-time basis

These first four classes are dependent upon the students concentration. A student will either choose the Practice with Vulnerable Populations concentration with SWK 431, SWK 432, SWK 433, and SWK 434 or the Leadership and Change concentration with SWK 441, SWK 442, SWK 443, and SWK 444.

  • SWK 431 Social Work Practice with Families or SWK 441 Empowerment and Change
  • SWK 432: Family-Centered Policy or SWK 442 Political Advocacy
  • SWK 433: Social Work Practice with Children or SWK 443 Social Justice and Change
  • SWK 434: Child Welfare Policy & Legislation or SWK 444 Community Advocacy
     
  • SWK 472: Trauma and Recovery with Children and Families
  • SWK 491: Advanced Research
  • SWK 492: Advanced Research II
  • SWK 495: Advanced Field Practicum I
  • SWK 496: Advanced Field Practicum II
  • SWK 499: Social Work Elective

Social Work Elective Courses

MSW students will need to complete two electives total over the course of earning their degrees. Courses may include:

  • SWK 470: Immigration Practices in Social Work
  • SWK 471: Social Work Practice with LGBTQ Population
  • SWK 473: Topics of Advocacy
  • SWK 474: Social Work and the Law

Students are also able to take courses from another concentration area to count as electives:

  • SWK 431, 432, 433, and 434 can be used as electives for Leadership and Change concentrations
  • SWK 441, 442, 443, and 444 can be used as electives for the Practice with Vulnerable Populations concentration

The following courses may count as Social Work electives with permission from the MSW director before registering for the course. Students must reach out to the department that holds the class to have holds removed. Some of these courses may also have prerequisites.

  • COUN 401 Professional Orientation and Legal and Ethical Practices (3 cr)
  • COUN 403 Theories of Counseling (3 cr)
  • COUN 404 Assessment and Evaluation in Counseling (3 cr)
  • COUN 407 Mental Health Counseling (3 cr)
  • COUN 415 Children and Youth in School and Family Systems (3 cr)
  • COUN 420 Introduction to Family Counseling (3 cr)
  • COUN 425 Addictions Counseling (3 cr)
  • COUN 427 Diagnostic Systems for Counseling (3 cr)
  • COUN 429 Psychopharmacology (3 cr)
  • COUN 430 Social and Cultural Diversity in Counseling (3 cr)
  • COUN 439 Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning (3 cr)
  • EDFN 405 Development of Educational Thought (3 cr)
  • EDFN 410 Education as Social Institution (3 cr)
  • EDFN 411B Comparative Education: African Summer Institute (3 cr)
  • EDFN 411B1: Comparative Education: Prisons, Communities, and Resis. (3cr)
  • EDFN 413 Power, Communities and Change (3 cr)
  • EDFN 416: Cultural Pluralism and Schools (3 cr)
  • EDFN 441 Digital Literacy: Learning and Leadership (3 cr)
  • EDFN 497 Critical Race Theory in Education (3 cr)
  • GES 391 Geographical Information Systems I (3 cr)
  • GES 411 Scope and Philosophy of Geography and Environmental Studies (3 cr)
  • ICSE 411 Graduate Studies in the Inner City (3 cr)
  • ICSE 416 History and Culture of Afro Americans (3 cr)
  • ICSE 427 The African American Community (3 cr)
  • LEAD 431 School and Community Relations (3 cr)
  • PH 400: Intro to Public Health (3 cr) (hybrid)
  • PSY 401 Gerontology: An Overview (3 cr)
  • PSY 402: Developmental Processes in Later Life (3 cr)
  • PSY 403: Developmental Processes in Aging: Physiological Aspects(3 cr)
  • PSY 418: Public Policy and Aging (3 cr)