Social Work Substance Abuse

These are the course and credit requirements for an Emphasis in Substance Abuse. View the Substance Abuse Emphasis on the UW-Green Bay Catalog.

Substance Abuse  

As a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, classroom and field activities assist students in the BSW Program to attain practice competency in nine different areas with demonstration of skill and learning across the dimensions of knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive-affective integration. The competencies listed below are the learning objectives for the program.

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Supporting Courses34-37
PSYCH 203
Introduction to Lifespan Development
SOC WORK 275
Foundations of Social Welfare Policy
WF 105
Research and Rhetoric 4
Statistics (choose one course):
BUS ADM 220
Business Statistics
MATH 260
Introductory Statistics
PSYCH 205
Social Science Statistics
Human Behavior (choose one course):
FNS 224
First Nations and The Sacred
FNS 225
Introduction to First Nations Studies: The Tribal World
HUM BIOL 206
Fertility, Reproduction, and Family Planning 1
HUM BIOL 324
The Biology of Women 1
PSYCH 331
Infancy and Early Childhood Development
PSYCH 332
Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development
PSYCH 343
Adult Development and Aging
PSYCH 350
Cultural Psychology
PSYCH 401
Psychology of Women and Gender 1
PSYCH 417
Psychology of Cognitive Processes
PSYCH 435
Psychopathology
SOC WORK 250
You and Your Future: Living and Working in an Aging Society
Government (choose one course):
POL SCI 101
American Government and Politics
or PU EN AF 202
Introduction to Public Policy
Social Environmental Challenges (choose one course):
DJS 348
Gender and the Law 1
DJS 371
Gender and Economic Justice 1
FNS 226
Introduction to First Nations Studies: Social Justice
FNS 360
Women and Gender in First Nations Communities 1
GEOG 341
Urban Geography
POL SCI 305
Urban Politics and Policy
POL SCI 312
Community Politics
PSYCH 390
Environmental Psychology
SOC WORK 204
Sustainability and Social Problems
SOC WORK 213
Human Trafficking 1
SOC WORK 499
Travel Course
SOCIOL 310
Urban Sociology
UR RE ST 205
Urban Social Problems
UR RE ST 342
Community Economic Development
Social Theory (choose one course):
DJS 204
Freedom and Social Control
DJS 325
Law and Society
DJS 362
Power and Change in America
FNS 385
First Nations Intellectual Traditions
FNS 392
First Nations Justice and Tribal Governments
PSYCH 330
Social Psychology
SOCIOL 101
Introduction to Sociology
SOC WORK 307
Ethics in Practice
WOST 241
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
WOST 437
Feminist Theory
Women's Studies (choose one course):
One Women's and Gender Studies course required. Courses listed above or any course with a WOST prefix may be used to satisfy this requirement.
Biological Life Sciences (choose one course):
Any course meeting the “Biological Sciences” general education requirements, including any courses listed above, may be used to satisfy this requirement. 2
Ethnic Studies (choose 1 course):
Any course meeting the "Ethnic Studies Perspective" general education requirements, including any courses listed above, may be used to satisfy this requirement. 3
Upper-Level Courses38
SOC WORK 300
Professionalism and Teamwork in Social Work
SOC WORK 301
Research Methods for Generalist Social Work Practice
SOC WORK 305
The Social Work Profession
SOC WORK 313
Social Work Skills Lab I
SOC WORK 323
Social Work Skills Lab II
SOC WORK 370
Social Work Methods I
SOC WORK 371
Human Behavior and the Social Environment
SOC WORK 402
Field Practicum I & Integrative Seminar
SOC WORK 403
Field Practicum II & Integrative Seminar
SOC WORK 411
Social Work Methods II
SOC WORK 413
Social Work Skills Lab III
SOC WORK 420
Social Work Methods III
SOC WORK 423
Social Work Skills Lab IV
SOC WORK 431
Social Policy Analysis I
SOC WORK 433
Social Policy Analysis II
SOC WORK 461
Program Evaluation I
SOC WORK 463
Program Evaluation II
Required Courses for the Emphasis12
PSYCH 310
Drugs and Behavior
PSYCH 438
Counseling and Psychotherapy
SOC WORK 340
Strengths-Based Group Facilitation
SOC WORK 342
Psychopharmacology
Total Credits84-87