Required courses in the first two quarters of the first year provide students with a common foundation of knowledge concerning social welfare issues, human development, direct practice intervention strategies, and social research and practice behaviors related to these areas of knowledge. This foundation provides the background for concentration in advanced practice in clinical work or in social administration. Fieldwork placements in the first year are continuous for three quarters. They provide direct practice experience with distressed people and the institutions established to help them.

Courses
Human Diversity Requirement

Shauna Taylor

Shauna Taylor, AM '15

“I see that policy is the way to make long-term, societal change … my passion for social justice has increased while I’ve been at SSA.”