University of Connecticut

Methods-based Curriculum

The UConn School of Social Work is unique. Here, you have the opportunity to pursue a methods-based specialization in social work practice. You can choose an area of concentration — Casework, Group Work, Community Organization, Administration, or Policy Practice. Within your chosen area of concentration, you will learn specific skills and practices as they apply in a variety of professional settings.

Please note: The School of Social Work is undergoing a process of curriculum review and revision. Some changes to the curriculum are anticipated starting in the 2017-2018 academic year, with the possibility that currently offered method concentrations may be restructured. Before then, all required courses for each method concentration will be offered regularly, with the exception of any courses that do not have the required minimum student enrollment. In that case, alternative curriculum options will be provided so that affected students can complete their degrees on time.

Click a link below to learn more about the method concentrations:

Community Organization
Group Work
Policy Practice

Learn more about our curriculum through these links:

About the Foundation Curriculum
Required Foundation Courses
Focused Areas of Study
About Field Education
Degree Options
Flexible Study Options
Degree Requirements
MSW Course Directory


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