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Psychology
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


With a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll acquire a valuable knowledge base of theory, research, and practice in the psychological sciences. The curriculum, designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, gives you the opportunity to analyze human behavior and hone your quantitative skills, communication proficiencies, and analytical and scientific reasoning expertise. Coursework in this program can help you gain skills and knowledge that can serve you well in business, healthcare, and education settings as well as advanced studies in social sciences.

This program is also available as a minor.

Program Highlights
  • Apply major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology to prepare for graduate study or relevant careers
  • Apply basic knowledge of research methodology, statistics, measurement, guidelines, ethical standards, laws, and regulations to design, participate in, and evaluate research in a variety of contexts
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior to inform personal growth, communicate effectively, solve problems, make decisions, and interact with individuals, communities, and organizations
  • Use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, technology, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to current and emerging trends in psychology
  • Value diversity and different perspectives, tolerate ambiguity, and act ethically to communicate appropriately with various populations
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 100)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 300)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 301)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 310) or any upper-level PSYC course

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 321)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 335)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 341) or any upper-level PSYC course

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 351) or any upper-level PSYC course

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 353)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 436)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 495)

Related Required Courses

The following may be applied to general education or elective requirements.


  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for graduate study, research, or direct services work at a mental health or medical facility. It can also provide useful skills for work in related fields, such as human resources, advertising, customer relations, or program management.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Social Work
Master of Social Work

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The Master of Social Work (MSW) prepares social work practitioners for advanced, direct practice with individuals, families, and groups. It is designed to help you achieve your maximum potential with a dynamic curriculum of foundation and advanced courses. Offered by Salisbury University and administered by UMGC Europe, the Master of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The goal of this comprehensive program is to provide you with the knowledge, skill-sets, and values necessary to propel you into the private or public sectors of social work. Through a combination of hands-on practice in the community and theoretical study in the classroom, you will gain the knowledge required for social work supervision and administration.

If you are interested in a bachelor's degree, you can major in social work and earn a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) through the UMGC Europe partnership program.

Please note: This program is only available to students located in Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. For assistance or further details, please contact socialwork-europe@umgc.edu or CIV +49-(0)631-5600-1737.

The degree program requires 62 credit hours, with 48 credits of classroom work and 14 credits of supervised field practicum. The regular program length for full time students is generally 10 sessions. Recent graduates of an accredited bachelor's social work program may be eligible to apply to our advanced standing program, which requires 32 credits and typically takes five sessions.

Program Highlights
  • Operate as an ethical, competent social work practitioner
  • Engage in beginning level supervision in a variety of settings
  • Utilize abilities in a plethora of different human service programs
  • Participate in active community engagement in the pursuit of social and economic justice
Required Courses

Generalist Practice


  • (3 Credits, SOWK 607)

  • (3 Credits, SOWK 610)

  • (3 Credits, SOWK 616)

  • (3 Credits, SOWK 617)

  • (3 Credits, SOWK 620)

  • (3 Credits, SOWK 622)

  • (3 Credits, SOWK 623)

  • (3 Credits, SOWK 630)

  • (3 Credits, SOWK 640)

  • (3 Credits, SOWK 645)

Specialized Practice


  • (3 Credits, SOWK 602)

  • (3 Credits, SOWK 650)

  • (3 Credits, SOWK 654)

  • (3 Credits, SOWK 655)

  • (3 Credits, SOWK 660)

  • (3 Credits, SOWK 663)

  • (4 Credits, SOWK 665)

  • (3 Credits, SOWK 680)

  • (4 Credits, SOWK 685)

Elective Courses

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in a variety of human service programs and agencies in an advanced clinical and/or supervisory capacity.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
62
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $336 per credit hour (Europe)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to the MSW program must demonstrate that they:

  1. Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. Have completed a broad liberal arts background with a minimum of 24 credit hours, including at least one course in sociology, psychology, and statistics. These undergraduate requirements may be taken at any accredited college or university, including community colleges. All prerequisites for admission must be completed prior to admission, except statistics, which must be completed by the end of the first semester in the program. All offers of admission are conditional upon the successful completion of the undergraduate coursework.
  3. Have earned a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average on the last 120 graded credits that appear on their bachelor's degree transcript, as well as a 3.0 grade point average on the last 60 graded upper-division credits.
  4. Have submitted transcripts of any completed graduate courses.
  5. Submit three professional letters of recommendation, usually from persons such as professors, employers, supervisors, professional colleagues, and community associates. Applicants who have been employed in a social service agency should request a recommendation from a recent employer or supervisor. You should provide a recommendation from a faculty advisor or instructor.

To be admitted to the MSW program, you must also complete the additional admission requirements.

Advanced Standing

If you have completed a bachelor's degree in social work from an accredited undergraduate social work program, you may be eligible for the MSW advanced standing program. Advanced standing is a 32 credit program, rather than 62 credit program.

Applicants for advanced standing must meet additional requirements, including having graduated from an undergraduate social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education within the last three years. However, applicants with two years of human service work who graduated within the last five years with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work degree will be considered. Applicants for advanced standing must have earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average on the last 120 credits that appear on their bachelor's degree transcript, as well as a 3.2 on the last 60 graded upper-division credits (including all social work courses). Students without an accredited undergraduate degree in social work are admitted to the regular 62 credit program that may be completed in 10 sessions.

When applying for advanced standing, you must submit the following material in addition to the usual application requirements:

  1. Transcripts documenting eligibility for advanced standing.
  2. Recommendation from the field liaison and field instructor.
  3. A detailed evaluation of your field instruction experience and performance by the agency supervisor or an evaluation of your employment performance. You may submit evaluations of field performance conducted at the end of each undergraduate term.

Provisional Admission

Provisional admission to the MSW program may be granted if you have a GPA of 2.5 to 2.99 (2.8 to 2.99 for advanced standing applicants) on the last 120 graded credits that appear on your bachelor's degree transcript and have an otherwise strong application. Provisionally admitted applicants must complete one semester of graduate courses (at least two courses) with a GPA of 3.0.

Transfer Applicants

Under certain circumstances, you may receive a maximum of 29 credits for work completed not more than five years prior to first registration from a CSWE-accredited graduate school of social work and for which a grade of at least a B was received. No course, including any transfer course, may be counted toward a degree if it was completed more than seven full calendar years prior to the date of graduation.

You must complete a minimum of 32 credits in the Salisbury University Department of Social Work to be eligible for the MSW.

If you are currently or were previously enrolled in another accredited master's level social work degree program and are seeking admission as a transfer student, you are required to submit the following additional materials:

  1. A brief written statement describing the reasons why you are requesting a transfer.
  2. A copy of practicum/field work evaluations, if applicable.
  3. One of the three letters of recommendation must be from a faculty member or field supervisor affiliated with the program.

Students from non-MSW programs may receive a maximum of six transfer credits for courses in which he/she has earned a grade of B or above. Each course will be individually assessed for program equivalency. Credits used as part of a previous master's degree will not transfer. Official determination of allowable credit for work completed elsewhere will be made at the time of admission.

If you are registered in the program and want to take a course at another university and transfer credit toward the Salisbury University Department of Social Work MSW (i.e., a summer course), you must receive approval from the chair of the Department of Social Work.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program is only available to students located in Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. For assistance or further details, please contact socialwork-europe@umgc.edu or CIV +49-(0)631-5600-1737.

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Social Science
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


With a bachelor’s degree in social science from University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll gain perspectives from the fields of anthropology, the behavioral sciences, gerontology, psychology, and sociology. You'll also have the opportunity to drill down and focus on one of these fields to advance your professional experience. The curriculum, designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, combines theories with real-world applications and practical skills.

This program is also available as a minor.

Program Highlights
  • Integrate theoretical perspectives and research findings in the social sciences by using quantitative and qualitative data and applying social science research methods
  • Communicate effectively to a variety of audiences
  • Explain how micro- and macro-level factors are linked in the social lives of individuals, communities, and societies
  • Analyze complex social problems and work toward realistic solutions using awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of diversity, social factors, and global multicultural perspectives
  • Recognize the ethical principles and standards for professional conduct that guide the work of social scientists
  • Apply critical and creative thinking, information literacy, technology, and interdisciplinary perspectives to solve practical problems in the social sciences
Required Courses

Two introductory (100-level) social science courses (6), chosen from the following:


  • (3 Credits, ANTH 102)

  • (3 Credits, GERO 100)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 100)

  • (3 Credits, SOCY 100)

Required Courses:


  • (3 Credits, BEHS 210)

  • (3 Credits, BEHS 220) or 
    (3 Credits, BEHS 250)

  • (3 Credits, BEHS 300)

  • (3 Credits, BEHS 495)

Upper-level ANTH, BEHS, GERO, PSYC, and SOCY courses (12 credits) - Focused study in anthropology, gerontology, psychology, or sociology recommended, as follows:

Anthropology


  • (3 Credits, ANTH 345)

  • (3 Credits, ANTH 346)

  • (3 Credits, ANTH 350)

  • (3 Credits, ANTH 351)

Gerontology


  • (3 Credits, GERO 302)

  • (3 Credits, GERO 311)

  • (3 Credits, GERO 427)

  • (3 Credits, GERO 320)

Psychology


  • (3 Credits, PSYC 321)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 338)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 351)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 354)

Sociology


  • (3 Credits, SOCY 313)

  • (3 Credits, SOCY 325)

  • (3 Credits, SOCY 423)

  • (3 Credits, SOCY 350)

Related Required Courses

The following related required course may be applied to general education or elective requirements.


  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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