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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? SW 712 meets 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.

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and are altering our summer course offerings as required by the College of Letters & Sciences to best provide for the safety and health of our students and faculty.

SUMMER TERM 2020 OFFERINGS

Summer 2020 – Current Students

Undergraduate Full-Time MSW Part-Time MSW Special Students
(prof. development)
SW 205, Intro to the Field of Social Work [CANCELLED]
CJJ Session, June 8 – August 16
4 credits, MWF, 10:00-11:55am
Undergraduate-only
SW 453, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
DHH Session, June 15 – August 9
3 credits, MW, 8:55-11:25am [NOW ONLINE]
Undergraduate-only
SW 612 (sec 001), Psychopathology for Generalist SW Practice
DHH Session, June 15 – August 9
2 credits, ONLINE
BSW and Full-Time MSW
SW 612 (sec 030), Psychopathology for Generalist SW Practice
EHH Session, June 22 – August 16
2 credits, ONLINE
Part-Time MSW
SW 644, Issues in Developmental Disabilities
AHH Session, May 26 – July 19
2 credits (grad)/3 credits (undergrad), ONLINE
Undergraduate, Full-Time MSW, Part-Time MSW, and Special Students
SW 646, Child Abuse and Neglect
DHH Session, June 15 – August 9
2 credits (grad)/3 credits (undergrad), ONLINE
Undergraduate, Full-Time MSW, Part-Time MSW, and Special Students
SW 650 (sec 001), Methods of Social Work Research
AII Session, May 26 – July 26
3 credits, ONLINE
Undergraduate, Full-Time MSW, and Part-Time MSW
SW 712, Psychopathology for SW Practice in Mental Health
DHH Session, June 15 – August 9
3 credits, ONLINE
All MSW and Special Students

SUMMER BRIDGE TERM 2020 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 2020 – New Incoming MSW Students

New Full-Time MSW Students New Part-Time MSW Students
SW 673, Basic Statistics for Social Work
AII Session, May 26 – July 26
3 credits, TR, 6:00-8:00pm [NOW ONLINE]
All Incoming MSW Students
SW 612 (sec 001), Psychopathology for Generalist SW Practice
DHH Session, June 15 – August 9
2 credits, ONLINE
Incoming Full-Time MSW
SW 612 (sec 030), Psychopathology for Generalist SW Practice
EHH Session, June 22 – August 16
2 credits, ONLINE
Incoming Part-Time MSW
SW 650 (sec 001), Methods of Social Work Research
AII Session, May 26 – July 26
3 credits, ONLINE
All Incoming MSW Students
SW 710, Diversity, Oppression and Social Justice in SW
AHH Session, May 26 – July 19
2 credits, Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm [NOW ONLINE]
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

  • Undergraduate students are invited to take SW 205 Intro to Social Work; SW 453 Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse; SW 644 Issues in Developmental Disabilities; SW 646 Child Abuse & Neglect; 650 Research Methods.
  • BSW students may choose to take SW 612 Psychopathology in the summer.
  • MSW students in the full time program are invited to take SW 612 Psychopathology for Generalist Social Work Practice and/or SW 650 Methods of Social Work Research.
  • MSW students who have not yet met the Statistics prerequisite are invited to take SW 673 Basic Statistics for SW.
  • Second year or advanced MSW students in either program may take SW 644 Issues in Developmental Disabilities; SW 646 Child Abuse & Neglect; and/or SW 712 Psychopathology for Social Work Practice in Mental Health.
  • 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 673 Statistics, SW 612 Psychopathology, and/or 710 Diversity, Oppression and Social Justice in SW 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 2020

You must take Psychopathology in Generalist Practice (SW 612) along with Stats (SW 673), Research Methods (SW 650), and/or Diversity, Oppression, and Social Justice in Social Work (SW 710) 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 Latoya Kirton or Mary Paulauskis with any questions.