Social Work Certificate Program

A more focused degree

Get greater understanding in a specific area of social work by adding on one of our two certificates—child welfare or gerontology. You don’t even have to have a social work major to pursue these options. Any student within the College of Education and Human Sciences can enroll in these certificate programs. Check out both options to see if they may be a specialty area of focus that's a good fit for you and your career goals.

Child Welfare

12 Credits required

Our child welfare certificate is developed around preparing you to become an effective advocate for children as victims and survivors of child abuse. The coursework within this program will increase your understanding of factors that lead to child maltreatment, as well as how to work effectively in various agencies and systems to respond to such incidents. You may want to add a child welfare certificate if you are interested in areas such as child protective services, foster care, or adoption.

You must already be a student within the College of Education and Human Sciences in order to be eligible for this certificate program. You must complete all credits within the certificate program with a grade level of C or above.

For more information check out the course catalog.

Gerontology

12 Credits required

A certificate in gerontology is a great addition to your major. In our aging society, social workers with a focus in gerontology are highly desirable within the industry. If you are interested in the improved care and quality of life for older adults, this is the certificate program for you! You will examine the psychological, social, and health aspects associated with aging. You will also enhance your understanding of how to effectively work with older adults in various settings such as hospitals, senior centers, or long-term care facilities. Check out what a certificate in gerontology all entails.

You must already be a student within the College of Education and Human Sciences in order to be eligible for this certificate program. All credits completed within the certificate program with a grade level of C or above.

For more information check out the course catalog.

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