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Programs and Degrees

The School of Social Work offers programs for undergraduates and graduates.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Youth Studies

An interdisciplinary program that prepares graduates for work in community youth development and human services fields, with a focus on serving urban and marginalized young people.

Minor in Youth Studies

A 16-credit University-wide minor that combines related undergraduate courses in anthropology, child psychology, family social science, recreation/park and leisure studies, and sociology.

Minor in Social Justice

An 18-credit interdisciplinary program that offers students the opportunity to both theorize about the meanings of social justice and to practice "doing" social justice advocacy in community organizations.

Minor in Family Violence Prevention

A 15-credit interdisciplinary program that is intended for students who want to strengthen their educational experience with a research base and a set of practical skills in family violence.

Graduate Programs

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

A program that prepares students for leadership in advanced social work practice.

Dual M.S.W. Degrees

Three programs that provide the opportunity for students to earn two master's degrees.

  • Master of Social Work/Master of Public Policy
  • Master of Social Work/Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health

Master of Education Professional Studies (M.Ed.) in Youth Development Leadership

A program for people who work with youth in traditional and nontraditional settings. The program assists professionals who work with and on behalf of youth to better understand the youth development process and to demonstrate leadership skills in their personal work settings.

Ph.D. in Social Work

A program that prepares students to contribute to the knowledge base of the social work profession and to work toward a just, nurturing, and inclusive society. The program emphasizes advanced scholarship, theory development, policy analysis, and research design and application.