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Foundation Experience

Our program offers a 16 semester credit hour foundation. This intensive curriculum is organized around content on the foundation of professional social work, human behavior, policy, practice, and research. 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 – Practice, Human Behavior and Social Environment and Policy

Part 3: Research Conference

The semester will conclude with a research conference in which students present work from their research class, as well as hear about relevant social work research from faculty, community and national social work researchers.

Friday, December 1, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Schedule is subject to changes.

Part 4: 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 Lab, and their first advanced curriculum class, Assessment. Both are 3 semester credit hours.