Bridge

Summer Term & Summer Bridge Term

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

Need a Psychopathology Course for Advanced Standing or State Licensure? Both SW 612 and SW 712 meet the Wisconsin state requirements.

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.

Looking for more general information about Summer Term at UW? Visit the UW-Madison Summer Term page.

SUMMER TERM 2021 OFFERINGS

Summer 2021 – Current Students

Undergraduate Full-Time MSW Part-Time MSW Special Students
(prof. development)
SW 612 (sec 001, 002, and 030), Psychopathology for Generalist SW Practice
DHH Session, June 14 – August 8
2 credits, ONLINE
Sections 001 will include scheduled meeting times: Wednesdays 6-8pm (6/16, 6/23, 7/7, 7/28)
Section 002 will include scheduled meeting times: Saturdays 10am-noon (6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/31)
Section 030 will be asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
BSW, Full-Time MSW, and Part-Time MSW
SW 646 (sec 001), Child Abuse and Neglect
AHH Session, May 24 – July 18
3 credits, ONLINE asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
Undergraduate
SW 646 (sec 002), Child Abuse and Neglect
AHH Session, May 24 – July 18
2 credits, ONLINE asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
Full-Time MSW
SW 646 (sec 030), Child Abuse and Neglect
AHH Session, May 24 – July 18
2 credits, ONLINE asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
Part-Time MSW and Special Students
SW 650 (sec 001 and 030), Methods of Social Work Research
CII Session, June 7 – August 8
3 credits, ONLINE
Section 001 will include schedule meeting times: Saturdays 9-11am (6/12, 6/26)
Section 030 will be asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
Undergraduate, Full-Time MSW, and Part-Time MSW
SW 712 (sec 001 and 030), Psychopathology for SW Practice in Mental Health
AHH Session, May 24 – July 18
3 credits, ONLINE
Section 001 will include scheduled meeting times: Saturdays 9-11am (6/5, 6/19, 7/10, 7/17)
Section 030 will be asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
All MSW and Special Students

SUMMER BRIDGE TERM 2021 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.

Summer 2021 – New Incoming MSW Students

New Full-Time MSW Students New Part-Time MSW Students
SW 612 (sec 001, 002, and 030), Psychopathology for Generalist SW Practice
DHH Session, June 14 – August 8
2 credits, ONLINE
Sections 001 will include scheduled meeting times: Wednesdays 6-8pm (6/16, 6/23, 7/7, 7/28)
Section 002 will include scheduled meeting times: Saturdays 10am-noon (6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/31)
Section 030 will be asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
All Incoming MSW Students
SW 650 (sec 001 and 030), Methods of Social Work Research
CII Session, June 7 – August 8
3 credits, ONLINE
Section 001 will include schedule meeting times: Saturdays 9-11am (6/12, 6/26)
Section 030 will be asynchronous (no scheduled meeting times)
All Incoming MSW Students
SW 705 (sec 030), Basic Statistics for Social Work
AII Session, May 24 – July 25
3 credits, ONLINE with scheduled meetings: TR, 6:00-8:00pm
All Incoming MSW Students

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

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For Current Students and Social Work Professionals

  • All Undergraduate students are invited to take SW 646 Child Abuse and Neglect – contact instructor or Russ Portier (portier@wisc.edu) for permission to enroll if not declared in Social Welfare or Social Work.
  • Undergraduate Social Welfare students are invited to take SW 650 Research Methods.
  • BSW students may choose to take SW 612 Psychopathology and/or SW 650 Research Methods.
  • All MSW students are invited to take SW 612 Psychopathology for Generalist Social Work Practice, SW 646 Child Abuse & Neglect, SW 650 Methods of Social Work Research, and/or SW 712 Psychopathology for SW Practice in Mental Health (only if have already completed SW 612).
  • MSW students who have not yet met the Statistics prerequisite are invited to take SW 705 Basic Statistics for SW.
  • Current students wishing to enroll should go to Course Search & Enroll
  • 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 2020

You may take SW 705 Basic Statistics for Social Work, SW 612 Psychopathology, and/or SW 650 Research Methods 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 Advanced Students who will enter the Part-Time MSW Program in Summer 2021

You must have completed or exempted out of Psychopathology in Generalist Practice (SW 612) along with Stats (SW 705), and 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 Advisor Latoya Kirton with any questions.