Course Details

Child and Family Services Option

120 credits

This Option is for students interested in working with children, youth, and families in a variety of settings that provide a wide range of services for child protection, runaway and homeless youths, homeless families, foster care, home finding, child care, domestic violence, school social work, rape crisis intervention, teen pregnancy, delinquency, and juvenile justice. The Social Work Departmentís Child Welfare Partnership with the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families provides in-state tuition and a $2,500 stipend for two to three students each year who are interested in public child welfare services. Students can obtain additional information from the Departmentís homepage or administrative assistant; scholarships are contingent on external funding.

Degree Requirements


Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.
SW 2200 Introduction to Social Work 4
SW 2500 Human Biology for Social Workers and the Social Sciences 3
SW 3050 Perspectives on Aging (WECO) 3
SW 3130 Child Welfare and Family Services (DICO) 3
SW 3150 Child Maltreatment 3
SW 3250 Families, Schools, and Community 3
SW 3340 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I 3
SW 3350 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II 3
SW 3450 Social Welfare Policy and Services 3
SW 3510 Theory and Practice of Social Work Intervention I 3
SW 3520 Theory and Practice of Social Work Intervention II 3
SW 3530 Theory and Practice of Social Work Intervention III 3
SW 4020 Social Work Research Methods (TECO) 3
SW 4440 Social Work Practicum: Child and Family Services 12
SW 4550 Social Work Seminar (WRCO) 3
Health and Mental Health Elective - complete one of the following: 3
SW 3300 Mental Health and Society (GACO)
SW 3500 Health and Society (GACO) (WECO)
PS 2010 Introduction to General Psychology 3
SO 2220 Foundations of Sociology (DICO) 3
Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection - complete one of the following: 3
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO)
SS 3700 Social Statistics (QRCO)
SW 3700 Social Statistics (QRCO)
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
MA Mathematics Foundations 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
INCO Integration Connection 3
Electives 23-21

SW 4550 requires a minimum grade of C in the required Social Work (SW) foundation courses and a minimum major grade point average of 2.50 (all courses required for the major).

*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.