Our MPH/MSW program incorporates a public health perspective into social work practice and enables students to earn both a Master in Public Health (MPH) and a Master of Social Work (MSW). This collaborative program with the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions reduces the amount of time and credits compared to completing both programs separately.
This course provides a general introduction to the major theories of human behavior and knowledge about life span development that are the foundation for current social work practice. Specifically, this course will cover major theoretical approaches including, but not limited to: (1) learning theories, (2) psychoanalytic theories, (3) cognitive theories, (4) general systems and ecological theories and (5) theories on resilience.
Receiving a grade lower than a B- in this course will prevent you from continuing in your Foundation field placement. See the description of SW 550-551 for details.