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 advisior. Advisor permission is not required to take a JMSW elective.

Examples of JMSW Elective Courses:

Clinical Social Work with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

Contemporary Interventions in Clinical Social Work Practice

SWK 584: Social Services for Children

SWK 651: School Social Work – Advanced

Social Work with Families and Youth at Risk


SPED 660: Introduction to Exceptional Children

SPED  661: Psychology of the Exceptional Child


SWK 585: Social Work with Families in Crisis

SWK 681: Family-Centered Interdisciplinary Practice: System of Care

CED  671: Understanding and Counseling Adolescents

CED 691: Advanced Clinical Topics in Couple and Family Counseling/Therapy

HDF 612: Seminar in Parent-Child Relations

HDF 621: Advanced Theories and Principles of Parenting

PSY 502: Psychological Problems of Childhood

PSY 506: Psychology of Aging

Social Work in Health and Mental Health


PSYC  44: Applied Health Psychology


SWK 550: Social Services in Health Care

SWK 554: Social Work with People who are Mentally Ill

SWK 555: Substance Abuse and Social Work Practice

General  Electives Approved for All JMSW Students


SOWK 670: Law and Society

SOCI 600: Seminar in Social Planning

SOCI 601: Seminar in Urban Planning

SOCI 701: Seminar in Cultural Factors in Communication

HEFS 613: Substance Abuse

PSYC 645: Behavior Modification

SPED 668: Children & Youth with Behavioral Disorders

AGED 609: Community Analysis and Rural Life


SWK 510: Special Problems in Social Work

SWK 520: Methods and Practice of Family and Marital Therapy

SWK 522: Comparative Study of Cross-cultural Social Work Practice

SWK 570: Social Services for the Aging

SWK 580: Long Term Care Policies for Elderly

SWK 584: Social Services for Children

SWK 650: Clinical Assessment in Social Work

SWK 651: School Social Work-Advanced Practice

CED 642: Substance Abuse Counseling

HDF 660: Families of Individuals with Special Needs