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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree with Social Work Major
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  School of Social Work 2019-2021 Degree Programs Master of Social Work Program (M.S.W.) Generalist Curriculum  

Generalist Curriculum

All students, except those with baccalaureate degrees from programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, are required to take all of the generalist curriculum courses. These courses contain a body of knowledge, values, and skills essential for social work practice. This common base is transferable among settings, population groups, and problem areas. The foundation curriculum consists of courses in generalist social work practice with corresponding field instruction, human behavior and the social environment, clinical assessment and diagnosis, introductory social work research methods, social welfare policy and services, and a course focused on diversity and oppression. Successful completion of the generalist curriculum is required before beginning the specialized curriculum.

The required generalist curriculum courses are:

19:910:500,501 Social Work Practice I with Individuals, Families, and Groups; Social Work Practice II with Organizations and Communities (3,3)

19:910:502 Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3)

19:910:504 Social Welfare Policy and Services I (3)

19:910:505 Methods of Social Work Research I (3)

19:910:506 Diversity and Oppression (3)

19:910:507 Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis (formerly Psychopathology) (3)

19:910:508,509 Field Education Practicum I,II (3,3)

For additional course information, see the Generalist Curriculum Courses in this catalog.

Students admitted on conditional status without an introductory statistics course that covers descriptive and basic inferential statistical procedures may not enter the specialized curriculum until they complete such course.

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