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Foundation Experience

Our program offers a 16 semester credit hour foundation. This intensive curriculum is organized around content known as generalist practice in professional social work, and focuses on social, economic, and political justice, emphasizing critical thinking skills. The first semester is 11 semester credit hours. The second semester is 5 semester credit hours of foundation and 3 hours of advanced curriculum. Students in the Hybrid Program are assigned to and progress through the entire program with a cohort. Your cohort becomes your GCSW family, challenging and supporting each other. 

Part 1: First Two Days of Foundation

Two days of large group classes begin the semester.

Thursday & Friday, Prior to the Official Start of UH Fall Semester
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Part 2: Foundation Classes

Face to Face class will be held twice a month.

The schedule for Saturdays will be:

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Research
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm - Lunch (Students are expected to be available during lunch for special presentations)
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Policy in the Social Environment and Human Diversity and Development.

Part 3: Spring

In the Spring, students will begin Field Practicum I which is a 16 week course. Field I requires students to complete 200 hours of field work. Students will also enroll in their final Foundation course, Practice Skills, and their first advanced curriculum class, Assessment. Both are 3 semester credit hours.