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Community Organization & Social Administration Curriculum

Regular Standing, Full-time

First Year, Fall Semester

SOWK 513 – Social Work Research Methods (3)
SOWK 520 – Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3)
SOWK 531 – Social Welfare Policies & Services (3)
SOWK 540 – Generalist Social Work Practice (3)

First Year, Spring Semester

SOWK 621 – Human Behavior, Diversity & Social Justice (3)
SOWK 633 – Social Policy Analysis, Advocacy, & Deliberation (3)
SOWK 651 – Community Organization, Theory, & Practice (3)
SOWK 654 – Social Agency & Program Administration (3)
SOWK 581 – Generalist Field Experience (3-4)

First Year, Summer Semesters

SOWK 581 – Generalist Field Experience (1, if needed)
Practice Elective (3)
Practice Elective (3)
SOWK 682 – Advanced Field Instruction (2 dual-degree only or 4 optional)

Second Year, Fall Semester

SOWK 682 – Advanced Field Experience (2 dual-degree only, 4 or 6 unless dual-degree)
Practice Elective (3)
SOWK 656 – Nonprofit Financial Managment (3)

Second Year, Spring Semester

SOWK 682 – Advanced Field Experience (2 dual-degree only, 4 or 6 unless dual-degree)
SOWK 616 – Program Evaluation Research (3)
Practice Elective (3)

Regular Standing, Part-Time

First Year, Fall Semester

SOWK 520 – Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3)
SOWK 540 – Generalist Social Work Practice (3)

First Year, Spring Semester

SOWK 513 – Social Work Research Methods (3)
SOWK 531 – Social Welfare Policies & Services (3)

First Year, Summer 

SOWK 581 – Generalist Field Experience (3-4)
*500 Level Elective Optional (3)

Second Year, Fall Semester

SOWK 581 – Generalist Field Experience (cont'd)
SOWK 654 – Program & Agency Administration (3)
SOWK 621 – Human Behavior, Diversity, & Social Justice (3)
Second Year, Spring Semester
SOWK 633 – Social Policy Analysis, Advocacy, & Deliberation (3)
SOWK 651 – Community Organization, Theory, & Practice (3)

Second Year, Summer 

SOWK 682 – Advanced Field Experience (4 optional)
Practice Elective (3)
Practice Elective (3)

Third Year, Fall Semester

SOWK 656 Nonprofit Financial Management (3)
SOWK 682 – Advanced Field Experience (4 or 6)
Practice Elective (3)

Third Year, Spring Semester

SOWK 616 - Program Evaluation (3)
SOWK 682 – Advanced Field Experience (4 or 6)
Practice Elective (3)
Third Year, Summer Semester
Practice Elective Optional (3)

  • Total of 12 credit hours of Practice Electives required to graduate.

Advanced Standing, Full-Time

First Year, Spring Semester

SOWK 621 – Human Behavior, Diversity, & Social Justice (3)
SOWK 633 – Social Policy Analysis, Advocacy, & Deliberation (3)
SOWK 651 – Community Organization, Theory, & Practice (3)
SOWK 654 – Program & Agency Administration (3)

First Year, Summer Semesters

SOWK 682 – Advanced Field Experience (3)
Practice Elective (3)
Practice Elective (3)

Second Year, Fall Semester

SOWK 656 – Nonprofit Financial Management (3)
SOWK 682 – Advanced Field Experience (2 dual-degree only, 4 or 6 unless dual-degree)
Practice Elective (3)

Second Year, Spring Semester

SOWK 616 – Program Evaluation (3)
SOWK 682 – Advanced Field Experience (2 dual-degree only, 4 or 6 unless dual-degree)
Practice Elective (3)

Advanced Standing, Part-Time

First Year, Fall Semester

SOWK 654 – Program & Agency Administration (3)
SOWK 621 – Human Behavior, Diversity, & Social Justice (3)

First Year, Spring Semester

SOWK 633 – Social Policy Analysis, Advocacy, & Deliberation (3)
SOWK 651 – Community Organization, Theory, & Practice (3)

First Year, Summer Semesters

SOWK 682 – Advanced Field Experience (4 hours required) optional
Practice Elective (3)
Practice Elective (3)

Second Year, Fall Semester

SOWK 656 – Nonprofit Financial Management (3)
SOWK 682 – Advanced Field Experience (2 dual-degree only, 4 or 6 unless dual-degree)

Second Year, Spring Semester

SOWK 616 – Program Evaluation (3)
SOWK 682 Advanced Field Experience (2 dual-degree only, 4 or 6 unless dual-degree)

Second Year, Summer Semesters

Practice Elective (3)