Each student is required to take 2 elective courses.  Electives are designed to provide additional knowledge and skill to further develop capacity to engage in advanced multicultural clinical social work practice.  Each year, multiple electives will be offered based on student interest and instructor availability.

Regardless of which is their home campus, students may take their elective at either UNCG or NC A&TSU. Students who take an elective at the host (rather than home) campus, will register with the Joint Programs Cross Registration Form at the student’s home campus. Electives must be graduate-level courses and may be taken within the social work departments or in other related departments, with permission of the student’s academic advisor. Advisor permission is not required to take a JMSW elective.

Examples of JMSW Elective Courses:

  • Grief, Loss, and Trauma
  • Clinical Social Work with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults
  • Contemporary Interventions in Clinical Social Work Practice
  • Social Services for Children
  • School Social Work – Advanced Practice
  • Social Work with Families and Youth at Risk

Non-JMSW Elective Courses:

Following are some N.C. A&T and UNCG electives for students to consider in collaboration with their academic advisors at each university. This list is not complete, nor is it intended to constrain students from taking other graduate-level electives with the approval of their advisor.

NC A&T Electives

  • HEFS613, Substance Abuse
  • PSYC644, Applied Health Psychology
  • PSYC645, Behavior Modification
  • SOCI701, Seminar in Cultural Factors in Communication
  • SOWK670, Law and Society
  • SPED 660, Introduction to Exceptional Children
  • SPED661, Psychology of the Exceptional Child
  • SPED668, Children & Youth with Behavioral Disorders

UNCG Electives

  • SWK522, Comparative Study of Cross-cultural Social Work Practice
  • SWK550, Social Services in Health Care
  • SWK555, Substance Abuse and Social Work Practice
  • SWK570, Social Services for the Aging
  • SWK584, Social Services for Children
  • CED642, Substance Abuse Counseling
  • CED691, Advanced Clinical Topics in Couple and Family Counseling/Therapy
  • HDF612, Seminar in Parent-Child Relations
  • HDF621, Advanced Theories and Principles of Parenting
  • HDF660, Families of Individuals with Special Needs
  • PSY502, Psychological Problems of Childhood
  • PSY506, Psychology of Aging