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Curriculum & Concentrations

Our M.S.W. program is a fulltime plan of study with a curriculum that assimilates classes on social work theory with hands-on field instruction to put the theory in to practice. The concentration in the 2nd year MSW curriculum is Advanced Generalist Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities.

First Year - Foundation

Students are in their field placement 16 hours a week (2 days) during the foundation of the program.

Second Year - Advanced Concentration

Students are in field 24 hours a week (3 days) during the second year of the program.

Foundation Curriculum (First Year)

Fall Semes?ter

Spring Semester

SOCW 5101  Foundations of Social Welfare & Social Work I (3 credits)  
SOCW 5103  Human Behavior & The Social Environment I (Individual and Family Development) (3 credits) SOCW 5205  Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities (3 credits)
SOCW 5104  Foundation of Data Analysis (3 credits) SOCW 5201   Research Methods in Social Work I (3 credits)
SOCW 5105  Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families (3 credits) SOCW 5203   Human Behavior & The Social Environment II (Discrimination and Inequality) ( 3 credits)
SOCW 5109   Social Work Practicum and Seminar I (4 credits) SOCW 5209     Social Work Practicum  and Seminar II (4 credits)
Total Credits     16 Total Credits     13

Second-year/Concentration Curriculum - Advanced Generalist Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Prepare students with specialized skills essential for working with populations across the life span. Prepare students to become leaders in the various human service settings and advocate for social, economic, and environmental justice. 

SOCW 6130   Forensic Social Work (3 credits)

SOCW 6140 Leadership, Admin., & Comm. Practice (3 credits)

SOCW 6135   Social Work & Psychopathology (3 credits)  SOCW 5513  Master's Research Project (3 credits)
SOCW 5303   Child Welfare Practices (3 credits) SOCW 6145 Special Topics in Mental Health/Substance Abuse (3 credits)
SOCW 5309   Advanced Social Work Practicum and Seminar III (4 credits) SOCW 5409 Advanced Social Work Practicum and Seminar  IV  (4 credits)
SOCW 5305    Evaluation in Social Work Practice (3 credits)  
Total Credits     16 Total Credits     13

Graduates will depart NCCU as social work practitioners skilled in the promotion of social change at the individual, group, organizational and community levels of interventions that further the achievement of social, economic, and environmental justice. Our program is designed to help students reach their professional goals by providing them with hours that are conducive to active adults. Classes are conducted Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 PM, and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 4:40 PM.

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