Bridge

Summer Term & 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.

Need a Psychopathology Course for Advanced Standing or State Licensure?

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 2020 OFFERINGS

SOCIAL WELFARE MAJORS, BSWS, MSWS (FULL TIME PROGRAM STUDENTS ONLY) AND/OR SPECIAL STUDENTS COURSES:

May 26 – July 19 (AHH Session) 8 wks
SW 644 Issues in Developmental Disabilities, 2-3 cr., ONLINE

June 8 – August 16 (CJJ Session) 10 wks
SW 205  Intro to the Field of Social Work, 3 cr., 1:20-3:15pm M,W, F

June 15 – August 9 (DHH Session) 8 wks
SW 453 Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, 3 cr., 8:55-11:25am M,W

SW 646 Child Abuse and Neglect, 2-3 cr., ONLINE

SW 712 Psychopathology for Social Work Practice in Mental Health, 3 cr., ONLINE

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.

Bridge courses offered in Summer 2020 are:

FULL TIME OR PART-TIME MSW PROGRAM PREREQUISITE: STATISTICS (TAKEN AS SPECIAL STUDENTS)

May 26 – July 19 (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 26 – July 26 (AII Session) 9 wks
SW 710 Diversity, Oppression and Social Justice in Social Work, 2 cr.,  9:00am-1:00pm Saturdays, Lec. 030

May 26 – July 26 (AII Session) 9 wks
SW 650 Methods of Social Work Research, 3 cr., ONLINE, Lec. 030

June 22 – August 16 (EHH Session) 8 wks
SW 612 Psychopathology for Generalist Social Work Practice, 2 cr. ONLINE, Lec. 030

FULL TIME MSW PROGRAM COURSES (FULL TIME PROGRAM STUDENTS ONLY)

June 15 – August 9 (DHH Session) 8 wks
SW 612 Psychopathology for Generalist Social Work Practice, 2 cr ONLINE, Lec. 001

May 26 – July 26 (AII Session) 9 wks

SW 650 Methods of Social Work Research, 3 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

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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.
  • 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 the full time 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.
  • 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 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 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.