2020-2021 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 19, 2022  
2020-2021 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fast-Track Master of Social Work w/B.S. in Public Health (B.S./M.S.W.)


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This joint degree program will allow students to simultaneously enroll in both the bachelor of science in public health (in their final year) and the master of social work. The joint degree program will prepare students for service in professional positions that require training in both public health and social work skills. For example, positions that emphasize prevention of health-related problems or access to healthcare may require education in both the public health and social work fields.

Undergraduate Courses (BS in Public Health): 98 Credits


Graduate Courses (Master of Social Work): 60 Credits


Year 4, Fall: Social Work Foundation Sequence: 15 Credits

  • SOWK 501 - Foundations of Social Work (3)
  • SOWK 502 - Social Work Practice I: Individuals and Families(3)
  • SOWK 503 - Human Rights, Social Justice, and Social Work Ethics (3)
  • SOWK 504 - Social Welfare Policy (3)
  • SOWK 505 - Field Placement I (3)**

Year 4, Spring: Social Work Foundation Sequence: 15 Credits

  • SOWK 506 - Social Work Research (3)
  • SOWK 507 - Social Work Practice II: Families and Groups (3)
  • SOWK 509 - Diversity and Multicultural Social Work Practice (3)
  • SOWK 615 - Faith Perspectives on Social Work Practice
  • Any Social Work Elective (1 of 3) (3)

Year 4, Summer: Social Work Field Placement: 6 Credits

  • SOWK 510 - Field Placement II (3)**
  • Any Social Work Elective (2 of 3) (3)

Year 5, Fall: Clinical Social Work Concentration: 12 Credits

  • SOWK 601 - Advanced Research Seminar (3)
  • SOWK 602 - Models and Theories-Clinical Social Work Practice (3)
  • SOWK 604 - Psychopathology (3)
  • SOWK 608 - Field Placement III (Clinical Social Work Concentration) (3)**

Year 5, Spring: Clinical Social Work Concentration: 12 Credits

  • SOWK 611 - Clinical Specialization Seminar (3)
  • SOWK 613 - Field Placement IV (Clinical Social Work Concentration) (3)**
  • SOWK 665 - Policy Analysis and Advocacy(3)
  • Any Social Work Elective (3 of 3) (3)

See the 2020-2021 Samford University Graduate Catalog for course descriptions for SOWK courses.


Total Required Credits: 158


*Choose a total of two courses (6 credits) from the list of Public Health Electives, as approved by the undergraduate program director. Click here for the list .
**All Field Placement courses include a Field Seminar, which meets 1 hour/week.

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