Curriculum Outline

Curriculum Sequence - Standard Program

Foundation Year

Fall Semester (15 credit hours)

SWG 520 Social & Cultural Diversity - 3 credit hours

SWG 525 Human Behavior & Social Environment I - 3 credit hours

SWG 530 Practice I: Individuals and Families - 3 credit hours

SWG 540 Social Welfare & Policy - 3 credit hours

SWG 550 Field Instruction I - 3 credit hours (includes seminar)


Spring Semester (15 credit hours)

SWG 560 Social Work Research - 3 credit hours

SWG 565 Human Behavior & Social Environment II - 3 credit hours

SWG 570 Practice II: Groups, Communities & Organizations - 3 credit hours

SWG 580 Social Work & Theology - 3 credit hours

SWG 590 Field Instruction II - 3 credit hours (includes seminar)

Concentration Year - (Child & Family Services)

This program offers one concentration: Child and Family Services. A specialization in School Social Work is anticipated requiring 9 semester hrs. of designated graduate education courses taken in lieu of electives. Elective course options are available through Asbury Theological Seminary; students should discuss these options with an Asbury University academic advisor.

Fall Semester (14 credit hours)

SWG 535 Psychopathology - 3 credit hours

SWG 630 Advanced Theories in Practice with Family Systems - 3 credit hours

SWG 6xx Applied Research (3 options available - Need Assessment, Program Outcomes, and Proposal Writing) - 2 credit hours

SWG 650 Field Instruction III - 3 credit hours (includes seminar)

Elective – 3 credit hours

Spring Semester (16 credit hours)

SWG 640 Child & Family Policy - 2 credit hours

SWG 670 Advanced Interventions with Children and Families - 3 credit hours

SWG 680 Social Justice & Ethical Issues - 2 credit hours (Integrative Capstone Course)

SWG 690 Field Instruction IV - 3 credit hours (includes seminar)

Electives - 6 credit hours

Advanced Standing Program of Study

The Advanced Standing Program requires that three Advanced Standing courses be completed during the summer term prior to the student begining their Concentration Year of the program.  These three courses help integrate the Advanced Standing Student into our program. After these three courses are completed, the student follows normal path of a Concentration Year student.

Advanced Standing Courses
SWG 580 Social Work & Christian Theology - 3 credit hours

SWG 585 Advanced Standing Seminar I - 3 credit hours

SWG 595 Advanced Standing Seminar II - 3 credit hours


Concentration Year - 2nd Year of Program (Child & Family Services/Ministries)
Same as above for Standard Program of Study

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