At the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work students have the option of selecting one of two concentrations: Direct Practice (practice emphasis with individuals, families and small groups) or Administration and Community Practice (practice emphasis with larger groups, organizations and communities). For Advanced Standing students, this decision is made when applying. For part-time or full-time students, this decision is made during the last semester of the foundation curriculum.

Building on a generalist foundation, students completing the Direct Practice Concentration shall possess values, knowledge and skills to function competently in social work direct practice roles. The following are the DP required courses.

  • SWK 5503 Advanced Direct Practice with Populations at Risk (3 hours)
  • SWK 5613 Advanced Group Work (3 hours)
  • SWK 5623 Advanced Social Work Practice with Families (3 hours)
  • SWK 5973 Advanced Integrative Seminar for Direct Social Work Practice (3 hours)
  • SWK XXXX Elective (6 hours)
  • SWK 5816 Practicum III (6 hours)
  • SWK 5826 Practicum IV (6 hours)

Building on a generalist foundation, students completing the School’s Administration and Community Practice Concentration shall possess values, knowledge and skills to function competently in social work administrative and community practice roles. The following are the ACP required courses. 

  • SWK 5553 Human Service Administration (3 hours)
  • SWK 5763 Community Organization and Development (3 hours)
  • SWK 5633 Resource Development (3 hours)
  • SWK 5983 Program Monitoring and Evaluation (3 hours)
  • SWK XXXX Elective (6 hours)
  • SWK 5836 Practicum III (6 hours)
  • SWK 5846 Practicum IV (6 hours)

For course descriptions, please visit the course listings page.