Gretchen BeanCLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Kelsey BoucherCLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Kathryne BrewerASSISTANT PROFESSORAssistant Professor
Vernon CarterASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Trish CoxCLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSORMSW Director, Assistant Clinical Faculty
Christie DavisCLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Ngozi EnelamahAssistant Professor
Katie GodshallClinical Assistant ProfessorClinical Assistant ProfessorAdjunct Professor
Chung Hyeon JeongAsst Professor
BoRin KimASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Will LusenhopCLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Joanne MalloyRESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Katie McCoyClinical Assistant Professor
Tarkington NewmanAssistant Professor
Jennifer O'BrienASSISTANT PROFESSORResearch AffiliateAssistant Professor
Lee Pozzi RushCLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSORMSW Field Director
Sherri Simmons-HortonAssistant Professor
Sheryl ThompsonClinical Asst Professor
Meredith YoungClinical Assistant Professor
Social Work Major (B.S.)
Social Work Major (B.S.)
WHAT IS SOCIAL WORK?
Social work is about helping individuals, families, and community members with problems in their daily lives and advocating for those who need a voice. Social work promotes social, economic and environmental justice to enhance quality of life for all and improve human and community well-being. As a student in the UNH social work program, you’ll learn about the history, values and ethics of the social work profession and social welfare policy. You’ll gain a solid foundation in the liberal arts while also studying human behavior and social work practices. As a graduate of the program, you’ll be prepared for generalist social work practice or continued education in social work or a related field.
WHY STUDY SOCIAL WORK AT UNH?
As a student in the social work program at UNH you’ll gain valuable, hands-on experience through a 40-hour human service experience at a social service agency and a 450-hourinternship. Students also benefit from the opportunity to work with faculty on various research projects. We maintain one of the top social work programs in the country, meeting rigorous academic standards required for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education. Our students benefit from a low faculty/student ratio and small classes sizes. Nearly 100%of our graduates secure meaningful employment in the field or enroll in graduate education soon after completing their degree.
- Case manager
- Family social worker
- Housing specialist
- Juvenile court liaison
- Child welfare
- Peer support worker
- Rehabilitation specialist
- Social services administrator
- Veterans affairs field officer
- Vocational specialist
Pettee Hall, 55 College Road
Durham, NH 03824 Phone: (603) 862-1799
Curriculum & Requirements
The Department of Social Work's undergraduate program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and must meet rigorous academic standards to retain this accreditation.
The Department of Social Work's undergraduate program offers both a major and a minor in social work. It is a specialized degree that prepares graduates for generalist social work practice with a solid foundation in the liberal arts and in the knowledge, skills, and value base of social work. Through the mastery of core competencies, social work graduates apply their education working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. In addition, the program prepares qualified students to pursue graduate education in schools of social work and related fields.
To connect the theoretical and conceptual content of the classroom with the practice world, students must complete:
- 40 hours of human service in an approved agency/program setting by the end of the semester when they apply to the field. Twenty of the forty hours must be in the same agency/program. The remaining hours may be across multiple sites/programs. This experience may be paid or volunteer and must be pre-approved by the student's faculty adviser. The service hours must be completed post high school and by the end of the semester when to field applications are due.
- Students complete a 450-hour internship over two semesters during the senior year. This is the senior capstone experience. The field placement in the final year of the baccalaureate program is arranged between the student and the field education coordinator. In compliance with CSWE accreditation standards, the B.S. in social work program does not grant social work course credit for life or work experience.
Social work majors earn a B.S. degree in social work. Graduates are eligible for practice in a variety of social work settings throughout the United States. In preparation for graduate school, the program offers an Accelerated Masters that qualified students can consider applying for their junior year. In addition, qualified graduates are eligible to apply for advanced standing in M.S.W. programs that offer advanced standing. Depending upon the program, this can mean earning the M.S.W. in one calendar year versus two academic years.
Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of the social work major. Social work majors are required to take:
|SW 424||Introduction to Social Work||4|
|SW 525||Social Welfare Policy: History of Social and Economic Justice||4|
|SW 550||Human Behavior and Social Environment I||4|
|SW 551||Human Behavior and Social Environment II||4|
|SW 601||Research Methods in Social Work||4|
|SW 622||Social Work Practice: Interventions with Individuals and Families||4|
|SW 623||Social Work Practice: Interventions with Groups, Organizations and Communities||4|
|SW 625||Social Welfare Policy in a Global Context||4|
|SW 630||Race Equity in Health and Human Services||4|
|Category I: Anthropology & Sociology|
|Select one course from the following:||4|
|Global Perspectives on the Human Condition: An Introduction to Anthropology|
|Peoples and Cultures of the World|
|Juvenile Crime and Delinquency|
|Category II: Human Biology Requirement|
|Select one course from the folowing:||4|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II|
|Category III: Diversity Requirement (1)|
|Select one of the following||4|
|Introduction to Race, Culture, and Power|
|Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspectives|
|Gender, Race, and Class in the Media|
|In the Groove: African American Music as Literature|
|Introduction to the Literature and Culture of Race|
|I'm Old, So What! An introduction to aging in the United States|
|Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Racial Justice|
|African American History|
|African American History|
|Modern Latin America|
|Semester in the City Becoming a Problem Solver|
|Philosophy and Feminism|
|Taking the "Dis" out of Disability|
|Class, Status and Power|
|Race, Ethnicity, and Inequality|
|Exploring Social Justice and Cultural Competency Using an Experiential Learning Approach|
|Exploring Issues in Housing and Homelessness|
|Special Topics in Social Welfare|
|Social Action in the Dominican Republic|
|Affirming Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ People|
|Introduction to Women's Studies|
|Gender, Power and Privilege|
|On the Roads to Equality|
|Senior Capstone Course Sequence|
|SW 740||Social Work Field Experience||4|
|SW 740A||Social Work Field Experience I: Seminar||4|
|SW 741||Social Work Field Experience II||4|
|SW 741A||Social Work Field Experience II: Seminar||4|
Students must maintain a 2.0 and earn a C or better in the 13 social work major courses. In addition, students are expected to successfully complete three additional courses as part of a liberal arts foundation for the major. Students choose one course from an approved list of courses in two different categories: anthropology/sociology and zoology and then must choose an additional course from an approved list of diversity courses. These three courses may also satisfy University Discovery requirements. Lastly, students are required to complete 40 hours of advisor approved human service hours by end of first semester junior year.
- Student demonstrates ethical and professional behavior.
- Student engages diversity and difference in practice.
- Student advances human rights and social, economic and environmental justice.
- Engage in practice informed research and research-informed practice.
- Engages in policy practice.
- Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
- Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
- Intervenes with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
- Evaluates practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.