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Macro Practice Concentration

With a focus on program management and organizational leadership, this concentration covers the knowledge, values and skills related to making large system changes. Students who are accepted into the Macro Practice Concentration will apply knowledge through macro practice field experience. With macro practice social worker experience, career options include:

  • Agency directors
  • Grant writers
  • Legislative advocates or elected officials
  • Program designers and developers
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Community leaders

After graduation, you can complete additional state requirements to earn your Licensed Social Worker (LSW).


Full Time Plan

Download a Regular Program Macro Advising Snapshot. The Advising Snapshots demonstrate the required sequence of coursework and any deviation from the plans must be approved by the Office of Social Work Student Services.

Required Foundation Coursework

FALL - Year 1
SPRING - Year 1
 SWKM 5000 Generalist Practice I (4)  SWKM 5200 Generalist Practice II (4)
 SWKM 5050 Social Policy Analysis (3)  SWKM 5250 Research Methods in Social Work (3)
 SWKM 5100 HBSE I: Prenatal through Adolescence (3)  SWKM 5300 HBSE II: Young Adulthood through Old Age (3)
 SWKM 5150 Field Experience I (5) †  SWKM 5350 Field Experience II (5) †
 TOTAL: 15 credits   TOTAL: 15 credits 

 

Note: Foundation Field Placement consists of 16 hours/week

† Linked courses, student must enroll in the same section for both fall and spring semesters

Required Concentration Coursework

FALL - Year 2
SPRING - Year 2
 SWKM 6003 Program Need, Design & Development (3)  SWKM 6206 Program Management & Org. Leadership (3)
 SWKM 6256 Legal Issues in Social Work (1)  SWKM 6205 Social Entrepreneurship and Social Justice (3)
 SWKM 6150 Field Experience III (5) ‡  SWKM 6250 Field Experience IV (5) ‡
 SWKM Elective (3)  SWKM 6207 International Social Work (1)
 SWKM Elective (3)  SWKM 6050 Advanced Policy and Programming (3)
 TOTAL: 15 credits   TOTAL: 15 credits 

 

Note: Concentration Field Placement consists of 20 hours/week at an agency.  

‡ Linked courses, student must enroll in the same section for both fall and spring semesters


SWKM 6505 Family Violence in Social Work (3)

SWKM 6510 Health and Health Care (3)

SWKM 6515 Exploring Diversity (3)

SWKM 6525 Crisis Intervention, Trauma, and Disaster Response (3)


Part Time Plan

Download a Regular Program Macro Advising Snapshot. The Advising Snapshots demonstrate the required sequence of coursework and any deviation from the plans must be approved by the Office of Social Work Student Services.

Required Foundation Coursework

FALL - Year 1
SPRING - Year 1
 SWKM 5050 Social Policy Analysis (3)  SWKM 5250 Research Methods in Social Work (3)
 SWKM 5100 HBSE I: Prenatal through Adolescence (3)  SWKM 5300 HBSE II: Young Adulthood through Old Age (3)
 TOTAL: 6 credits   TOTAL: 6 credits 
FALL - Year 2
SPRING - Year 2
 SWKM 5000 Generalist Practice I (4)  SWKM 5200 Generalist Practice II (4)
 SWKM 5150 Field Experience I (5) †  SWKM 5350 Field Experience II (5) †
 TOTAL: 9 credits   TOTAL: 9 credits

 

Note: Foundation Field Placement consists of 16 hours/week

† Linked courses, student must enroll in the same section for both fall and spring semesters

Required Concentration Coursework

FALL - Year 3
SPRING - Year 3
 SWKM 6256 Legal Issues in Social Work (1)  SWKM 6205 Social Entrepreneurship and Social Justice (3)
 SWKM Elective (3)  SWKM 6207 International Social Work (1)
 SWKM Elective (3)  SWKM 6050 Advanced Policy and Programming (3)
 TOTAL: 7 credits   TOTAL: 7 credits 
FALL - Year 4
SPRING - Year 4
 SWKM 6003 Program Need, Design & Development (3)  SWKM 6206 Program Management & Org. Leadership (3)
 SWKM 6150 Field Experience III (5) ‡  SWKM 6250 Field Experience IV (5) ‡
 TOTAL: 8 credits   TOTAL: 8 credits 

 

Note: Concentration Field Placement consists of 20 hours/week at an agency. 

‡ Linked courses, student must enroll in the same section for both fall and spring semesters


SWKM 6505 Family Violence in Social Work (3)

SWKM 6510 Health and Health Care (3)

SWKM 6515 Exploring Diversity (3)

SWKM 6525 Crisis Intervention, Trauma, and Disaster Response (3)

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