Social Work Courses (Related Courses and Outlines)

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On this post, I’ll list out Social Work courses and courses related to Social Work which will benefit students who do not wish to study Social Work course itself. I know for certain that there are two category students reading this and I will try to make sure I answer both categories.

As mentioned earlier, some of you are reading this to know courses similar or related Social Work while others want to know Social Work course outlines. That is, Social Work courses (subjects) you will learn at the university.

Firstly, let me address courses that are related to Social Work. Students who study any of the related course below can work in a Counselling field. Remember, Social Work in itself is a course you can study, albeit a good one with competitive job opportunities.

If you study any of these courses related to Social Work as listed below, you set yourself aside from the crowd because unlike Social Work which is encompassing, these courses are focused area within the field of counselling;

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Criminology
  • Guidance and Counselling


Social Work Course Outlines

Now, these are Social Work courses you will study or be taught while preparing you to be a Social Work graduate. Normally, a course outline should contain; course name, course description, course hours etc…

I will only list out the course names excluding GST to avoid too much information and there is no guarantee that the listed subjects (courses) here will be fully covered in your school except for Nigeria Universities. Nevertheless, you will study 97% of Social Work courses listed here.


The following are the list of Social Work Courses in the Universities

  • Care Management in Social Work
  • Clinical Social Work Practice, Psychopathology
  • Communication in Social Work
  • Communities Mental Health Services
  • Community Development
  • Community Education
  • Community Needs and Resource
  • Community Psychology
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Crime, Delinquency and the Quality of Life
  • Criminology and Penology
  • Determinants of Behaviour
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dynamics of Social Functioning
  • Elements of Psychology in Social Work
  • Elements of scientific thought for social workers
  • Ethno-cultural Relations and the Nigeria State
  • Evaluation in Community Organisation
  • Field Work Orientation
  • Forensic Social Work
  • Functions of Social Work
  • Generalist Approach in Social Work
  • Gerontology and Geriatric Interventions in Social Work
  • Human Behaviour and the Social Environment
  • Industrial Social Work
  • International Social Work
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Introduction to Field Work Practice
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to Religion
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Statistical Methods for Death, Loss and Grief
  • Introduction to Statistical Methods for Social Science
  • Methods of Social Work Research
  • Models of Family Therapy
  • Organisational/Administrative Skills in Social Work
  • Orphans and Vulnerable Children Services
  • Philosophy and Ethics of Social Work
  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Psychology
  • Religion and Human Values
  • Rural Social Work
  • Social deviance and systems organisation
  • Social Policy and Planning
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Welfare Programme and Services
  • Social Work and Mental Health
  • Social Work and Social problems
  • Social Work and the Elderly
  • Social Work and the Law
  • Social Work Communication Techniques
  • Social Work in Health Care Setting
  • Social Work in Rehabilitation
  • Social Work Intervention
  • Social Work Intervention with Families
  • Social Work Legislation and Policy
  • Social Work Practice and Gender
  • Social Work Practice with Children
  • Social Work Theory
  • Social Work with Group
  • Social Work with the Youth
  • Spirituality and Social Work Practice
  • Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention

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