Social Work Department

Social Work is a professional art, based on an eclectic, scientific body of theory, incorporating practice, knowledge, and skill, and fused to specific ethics with inherent social value assumptions. The profession is oriented toward helping in the resolution of diverse individual and social problems, the provision for meeting broad human and community needs, and the enhancement of personal or social functioning. The primary goal of the social work program is to prepare students for beginning professional generalist social work practice.

News & Events

With the Completely Online Substance Abuse Treatment Minor, it's Personal.

With a completely online minor you can finish in as little as three semesters, UM-Flint understands that your desire to help others is personal. The Social Work Department’s Substance Abuse Treatment Minor provides you with a cutting-edge, engaging education while preparing you for the workforce in just a few semesters.

Why a Substance Abuse Treatment Minor?

  • Online courses
  • Can be completed in 3 semesters
  • Classes run Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Semesters
  • Prepares you for the Certified Addictions Counselor process

Courses Needed

  • SAT 202: Problems with Substance Abuse
  • SAT 320: Substance Abuse Theory and Treatment
  • SAT 330: Substance Abuse Among Special Populations
  • SAT 340: Intervention Strategies
  • SAT 345: Social Prevention of Substance Abuse


For more information about the minor, contact the Social Work Department.

UM-Flint Offers New Health Navigator Minor and Certificate Program

UM-Flint Offers New Health Navigator Minor and Certificate Program

The University of Michigan-Flint has created a new interdisciplinary program that will meet the rising demands of healthcare reform. The new Health Navigator minor and certificate program will prepare students to connect patients with much-needed services to help prevent injury and illness.

UM-Flint Spring 2013 Commencement Speakers Announced

UM-Flint Spring 2013 Commencement Speakers Announced

The University of Michigan-Flint’s Spring 2013 Commencement ceremonies will be held this Sunday, May 5. We are proud to present the speakers for the two ceremonies, held at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.