With the use of elective courses, students can choose to develop additional skills by declaring a focused specialization that can be used in combination with any concentration. Specialization options include the following:

All specializations require students to complete one of their five concentration practicum credits (120 hours) on their specialization-related tasks and activities. Students must work with their field adviser and field instructor to ensure relevant content.


SWHS 5017Management & Leadership of Organizations3
SWSA 5019Leading and Managing Employees, Volunteers & Teams3
SWSA 5030Financial Management3
Total Units9


SWSP 5830Policy Design Lab3
SWSP 5842Social Policy Analysis & Evaluation3
SWCD 5018State-Level Lobbying3
Total Units9


SCWK 5230Applied Linear Modeling3
SCWK 5003Biostatistics3
SWIP 5151MSW Research Seminar I1
SWIP 5152MSW Research Seminar II2
Total Units9

Social Entrepreneurship

SWSA 5030Financial Management3
SWSA 5060Social Entrepreneurship3
SWSA 5061Business Planning for New Enterprises — The Hatchery3
Total Units9

System Dynamics

SWCD 5660Designing Sustainable Social Policies & Programs: A System Dynamics Approach3
SWCD 5050Community Based System Dynamics3
SKILL 5501System Dynamics Skill Lab I1
or SKILL 5504 Introduction to System Dynamics for Advancing Equity
SKILL 5502System Dynamics Skill Lab II1
SKILL 5503System Dynamics Skill Lab III1
Total Units9

Sexual Health and Education

SWDP 5152Sex, Society, and Social Work: Issues and Interventions3
Two of the following are required:6
SWDP 5153Sexual Health Across the Life Course
or SWDP 5153 Sexual Health Across the Life Course
or SWDP 5154 Designing and Implementing Sexual Health Education: Service Learning
or SWDP 5155 Designing and Implementing Sexual Health Education, Sexual Pleasure, Power & Protection
or SWDP 5156 Media Methods for Disseminating Sexual Health Education
or SWSP 5784 Regulating Sex: Social Work Perspectives
Total Units9