Summer Term and Summer Bridge Term

Current Students and Community Social Workers Looking for Summer Classes?
The Summer Term is the place to our find summer course offerings

OR

Need a Psychopathology Course for Advanced Standing or State Licensure?
Don't Have a "B" or better in Research Methods for Advanced Standing?

The Summer Bridge Term is designed to help new and potential incoming students in the Full-Time and Part-Time MSW Programs meet the MSW program statistics prerequisite and to complete foundation course exemptions for advanced standing.

Summer Term 2018 Offerings

Social Welfare Majors, BSWs, MSWs (full time program students) and/or Special Students Courses:

May 21- June 17 (ZDD Session) 4 wks
SW 639 GLBT Individuals and Social Welfare, 2-3 cr., 8:30-12:30 T,R

May 29 - July 29 (AII Session) 9 wks
SW 644 Issues in Developmental Disabilities, 2-3 cr., ONLINE

June 18 - August 12 (DHH Session) 8 wks
SW 453 Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, 3 cr., 8:55-11:25 M,W
SW 663 Topic: Criminal Justice Field Observation (Social Welfare Majors Only)
SW 712 Psychopathology for SW Practice in Mental Health, 3 cr.,  ONLINE (open to MSWs who've had SW 612 or social work practitioners only)

July 16 - August 12 (HDD Session) 4 wks
SW 674 Topic: Social Change, Advocacy & Aging Out of the Foster Care System, 2-3 cr., 8:30-12:30 T,R

Part-Time MSW Program Courses:

May 29 - July 29 (AII Session) 9 wks
SW 650 Methods of Social Work Research, 3 cr.,  ONLINE

June 25 - August 19 (EHH Session) 8 wks
SW 612 Psychopathology for Generalist Social Work Practice, 2 cr., ONLINE

July 30 - August 26 (JDD Session) 4 wks
SW 800 Field and Integrative Seminars III, 2 cr

Summer Bridge Term 2018 Offerings

Incoming students are strongly advised to complete the Summer Bridge Term to avoid the burden of trying to complete additional courses on top of their regular course load during the academic year.

Bridge courses offered in Summer 2018 are:

Full Time or Part-Time MSW Program Prerequisite: Statistics (taken as special students)

May 29 - July 29 (AII Session) 9 wks
SW 673 Topic: Basic Statistics for Social Work, 3 cr., 6:00-8:00 T, R

Part-Time MSW Program Courses (Part-Time Program Students Only)

May 29 - July 29 (AII Session) 9 wks
SW 650 Methods of Social Work Research, 3 cr., ONLINE, Lec. 030

June 25 - August 19 (EHH Session) 8 wks
SW 612 Psychopathology for Generalist Social Work Practice, 2 cr. ONLINE, Lec. 030

Full Time MSW Program Course (Full Time Program Student Only)

June 18 - August 12 (DHH Session) 8 wks
SW 612 Psychopathology for Generalist Social Work Practice, 2 cr ONLINE, Lec. 001

Students who don't have the required grade to qualify for an exemption ("B" or better in SW foundation courses; "C" or better in statistics) or who don't have a comparable foundation social work course are required to take the non-exempted course(s) in addition to the regular advanced year course load. Depending on course availability, this can mean that students find their graduation is delayed. Taking a course in the Summer Bridge Term can significantly help to avoid graduation delays.

Registration and Course Enrollment Information

For Current Students and Social Work Professionals

  • Undergraduate students are invited to take SW 453 Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse;SW 639 GLBT Inviduals and Social Welfare; SW 644 Issues in Developmental Disabilities; and/or SW 674 Social Change, Advocacy and Aging Out of the Foster Care System.  SW 663 Criminal Justice Field Observation is available only to Social Welfare majors working on their Criminal Justice Certificate.
  • MSW students in the full time program who need the generalist year psychopathology course are invited to take SW 612 Psychopathology for Generalist Social Work Practice in the DHH session.  MSW students who have not yet met the Statistics prerequisite are invited to take SW 673 Basic Statistics for SW in the AII session.
  • Second year or advanced MSW students in the full time program may take SW 639 GLBT Inviduals and Social Welfare; SW 644 Issues in Developmental Disabilities; SW 674 Social Change, Advocacy and Aging Out of the Foster Care System; and/or SW 712 Psychopathology for SW Practice in Mental Health.
  • Social Work professionals may take courses as a "Special Student." Special Student tuition is the same rate as undergraduate tuition. Click here to apply as a special student. Follow the information and instructions for "Professional development or personal enrichment (UNDS)."  

For Students Who Will Enter the Full Time Program in Fall 2018

You may take SW 673 Statistics and/or the "Bridge" SW 612 Psychopathology course as a "Special Student." Special Student tuition is the same rate as undergraduate tuition. Click here to apply as a special student. Follow the information and instructions for "Preparation for admission to graduate or professional school (UNRS)."  

For New Part-Time MSW Program Students-Advanced Standing (Year 3)

You must take Psychopathology in Generalist Practice (SW 612) along with Stats (SW 673) and/or Research Methods (SW 650) in the Summer Bridge Term before starting advanced year courses in Fall. There is no room in the advanced year curriculum for you to take them. Failure to do so will likely mean having to stay an extra summer or semester to complete these requirements. IMPORTANT: Please be sure that you've been accepted into the Part-Time MSW Program for the summer term rather than fall term. You should contact Academic Advisors Sonu Sethi or Jeanne Nutter with any questions.