Full-Time 60 Credit Hour Curriculum

The full-time 60 credit hour curriculum is tailored to students who do not work full-time, and is available on WMU's main campus in Kalamazoo. Following the course schedule from either the Interpersonal Practice Concentration or the Policy, Planning & Administration Concentration, this 20-month program plan requires students to take 12-15 credit hours per semester, with a field placement in both the foundation and concentration years. 

 

full-time course schedule: interpersonal practice concentration

Fall Semester – First Year

6100  Foundations of Social Welfare Policy (3)
6310  Human Behavior and Social Environment (3)
6400  Social Work Research Methods (3)
6610  Social Work Practice: Individuals and Families (3)
6710  Field Education and SW Practice I (3)
Total credit hours (15)

Spring Semester - First Year

6330  Advanced Seminar in Culture, Ethnicity, and Institutionalized Inequality in Social Work Practice (3)
6420  Evaluation of Social Work Practice (3)
6620  Social Work Practice: Groups and Organizations (3)
6720  Field Education and Social Work Practice II (3)
Total credit hours (12)

Summer I Session—First Year

6300  Social Change and Community Analysis (3)
6380  Psychopathology for Social Work Practice (3)
Total credit hours (6)

Fall Semester – Second Year

6660  Social Work Practice with Individuals (3)
6680  Social Work Practice with Families (3)
6760  Field Education in Interpersonal Practice (3)
Elective (3)
Total credit hours (12)

Spring Semester – Second Year

6360  Theory and Practice of Group Treatment (3)
6780  Advanced Field Education in Interpersonal Practice(3)
6900  Advanced Social Work Practice Seminars
6910 Individuals
6920  Children
6960  Families
6970 Variable Topic (3)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)
Total credit hours (15)

Total credit hours for the degree     (60)

 

full time course schedule: policy, planning, and administration concentration

Fall Semester – First Year

6100  Foundations of Social Welfare Policy (3)
6310  Human Behavior and Social Environment (3)
6400  Social Work Research Methods (3)
6610  Social Work Practice: Individuals and Families (3)
6710  Field Education and SW Practice I (3)
Total credit hours (15)

Spring Semester – First Year

6330  Advanced Seminar in Culture, Ethnicity, and Institutionalized Inequality in Social Work Practice (3)
6420  Evaluation of Social Work Practice (3)
6620  Social Work Practice: Groups and Organizations (3)
6720  Field Education and Social Work Practice II (3)
Total credit hours (12)

Summer I Session – First Year

6300  Social Change and Community Analysis (3)
6430  Leadership and Management in Human Services (3)
Total credit hours (6)

Fall Semester – Second Year

6450  Administration in Human Service Organizations (3)
6670  Program Planning (3)
6770  Field Education in Social Policy, Planning & Administration (3)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)
Total credit hours (15)

Spring Semester – Second Year

6690  Advanced Seminar in Planning and Administration (3)
6700  Seminar in Social Policy Practice (3)
6790  Advanced Field Education in Policy, Planning &Administration (3)
Elective (3)
Total credit hours (12)

Total credit hours for the degree (60)