School of Health and Human Sciences

Admission to the University does not constitute acceptance to the Department of Social Work. Community social work agencies cooperate with the Department in providing field work experiences for the students. The number of students placed for field instruction is determined by the availability of these resources.

At times, there may not be an approved site for student placement and there may be delay in meeting that part of the graduation requirements. The Department does not give credit for life experience or prior work experience. During your final (senior) year of the social work program you are required to be a full-time student.

The UNCG social work program is not a part-time, evening or online degree program.  During your final year you will be expected to be in a Field Placement 16 hours a week (generally on Tuesday & Thursday), Seminar course every other Wednesday morning, and a Methods course each semester, along with a 400-level social work elective. This is in addition to whatever other courses you may have to complete to graduate.

Students enrolled in the practice sequence are individually responsible for their own transportation to and from community agencies. All students must have liability insurance. Insurance information is available in the departmental office.

Social Work Major (Bachelor of Science): Required 122 semester hours

The purpose of the Social Work major is to prepare students for entry level generalist practice in social work and human services. This is a professional program of study which is strongly grounded for the first two years in liberal arts; the second two years focus on the professional curriculum. The program prepares students for work with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations.

Social Work Minor: Required 15 semester hours

  • SWK 215 Introduction to Social Work
  • SWK 311 Human Behavior and Social Enviroment
  • SWK 315 Social Work, Diversity, and Vulnerable Populations
  • And two SWK 400 level electives

For further information contact:

Daniel Rhodes, Ph.D, LCSW
Undergraduate Program Director
Phone: (336) 256-0363