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Three- & Four-Year Sequence

Due to the focus of the program in meeting the needs of the professional community and the non-traditional student population, in addition to the two year MSW Program with Traditional Status and the Summer Bridge For Advanced Standing Curriculum (BSW holders only), more flexible courses of study are offered. More specifically, a three year and a four year design are offered. All programs are designed to confirm to CSWE accreditation standards.

Traditional Program Schedules

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THREE-YEAR TRADITIONAL SEQUENCE WITH OPTIONAL SUMMER

Foundational Level (1st year)
Fall   Credits   Spring   Credits
SWK400 Foundations in Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3   SWK455 Foundations of Social Welfare Policies 3
SWK450 Foundations in Social Work Practice with Individuals 3   SWK465 Foundations of Social Work Practice with Groups and Families 3
SWK480 Foundations of Social Work Practice, Organizations & Communities 3
  Total 6     Total 9

 

Foundational Level (2nd year)
Fall   Credits   Spring   Credits
SWK460 Foundations in Social Work Research Methods 3   SWK483 Foundations Internship II 4
SWK481 Foundation Internship I 4   SWK484 Integrated Generalist Social Work Practice Seminar II 3
SWK482 Integrated Generalist Social Work Practice Seminar I 3   Integrated Generalist Social Work Practice Seminar II
  Total 10     Total 7

 

Advanced Level (2nd year)
Summer  (Optional) Credits    
SWK500 Families in the Social Environment 3  
SWK5xx Electives* 3  
  Total 0/3/6    

 

Advanced Level (3rd Year)
Fall   Credits   Spring   Credits
SWK500 Families in the Social Environment 3   SWK5xx Elective* 6
SWK555 Applied Family Policy and Family Service Programs 3   SWK583 Advanced Internship II 4
SWK560 Applied Methods of Social Work Research 3   SWK584 Advanced Theories of Social Work Practice II 3
SWK581 Advanced Internship I 4   SWK595 Capstone Experience 3
SWK582 Advanced Theories of Social Work Practice I 3  
  Total 13/16     Total 13/16

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FOUR-YEAR TRADITIONAL SEQUENCE

Foundation Level (1st year)
Fall   Credits   Spring   Credits
SWK400 Foundations in Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3   SWK455 Foundations of Social Welfare Policies 3
SWK450 Foundations in Social Work Practice with Individuals 3   SWK465 Foundations of Social Work Practice with Groups and Families 3
  Total 6     Total 6

 

Foundation Level (2nd year)
Fall   Credits   Spring   Credits
SWK460 Foundations in Social Work Research Methods 3   SWK480 Foundations of Social Work Practice, Organizations & Communities 3
SWK481 Foundation Internship I 4   SWK483 Foundation Internship II 4
SWK482 Integrated Generalist Social Work Practice Seminar I 3   SWK484 Integrated Generalist Social Work Practice Seminar II 3
  Total 10     Total 10

 

Advanced Level (3rd year)
Fall   Credits   Spring   Credits
SWK500 Families in the Social Environment 3   SWK5xx Electives* 6
SWK555 Applied Family Policy and Family Service Programs 3  
  Total 6     Total 6

 

Advanced Level (4th year)
Fall   Credits   Spring   Credits
SWK560 Applied Methods of Social Work Research 3   SWK583 Advanced Internship II 4
SWK581 Advanced Internship I 4   SWK584 Advanced Theories of Social Work Practice II 3
SWK582 Advanced Theories of Social Work Practice I 3   SWK595 Capstone Experience 3
  Total 10     Total 10

 *During the advanced level, students complete six, one-credit courses to facilitate the development of specialized knowledge. These courses are selected collaboratively among the student, the academic advisor and the field instructor based upon student learning goals, aptitude and agency need; however, some electives can be take concurrently with SWK 500.