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Social Work B.S.W. and Women's Studies Certificate

Build Skills and Insights for Your Career in Social Work

The foundation of your Bachelor of Social Work coursework from University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Sciences and Humanities is in nine interrelated areas: human behavior and the social environment; social welfare policy; social work research; social work values and ethics; diversity; promoting social and economic justice; working with populations at risk; social work practice and field placements. By using the elective hours allowed in the B.S.W. degree and working closely with a faculty advisor, you can earn both the B.S.W. and the Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies without adding courses beyond the undergraduate degree plan requirements. This combination will make you especially well suited to working with vulnerable populations living in the Houston/Galveston metropolitan area.

Gain New Perspectives on Gender

Your certificate in Women’s Studies explores topics related to the psychology of women, gender and sexuality, cultural diversity and Latina social movements in the U.S. Discuss ways in which culture is impacted by the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, age, religion, disability and national origin. Equipped to adapt to changing work and family structures, you'll bring informed, thoughtful views to the many areas where you practice Social Work.
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Admission Requirements

So, have we convinced you that University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities is the next step in your pursuit of academic success? Learn what it takes to be admitted to help you reach your educational goals.



Degree Requirements

This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree. 


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Cost Information

Investigate the direction of your future with this look into the prospective costs of a degree from UHCL.


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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1 


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2022
    Priority - January 4
    Final - January 14
  • Summer 2022
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 25
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
  • Fall 2022
    Priority - August 12
    Final - August 17

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL


Accreditations and Distinctions

The Bachelor of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.


Social Work B.S.W. and Women's Studies Certificate Faculty

Jennifer Arney
Jennifer Arney

Jennifer Arney

Associate Professor of Sociology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3441
Email: Arney@UHCL.edu
Office: Bayou 2121

Jennifer Arney Faculty Bio

Andrea Baldwin
Andrea Baldwin

Andrea Baldwin

Senior Lecturer,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3479
Email: baldwin@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1307.14

Andrea Baldwin Faculty Bio

Christina Cedillo
Christina Cedillo

Christina Cedillo

Assistant Professor of Writing,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3483
Email: cedilloc@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.12

Christina Cedillo Faculty Bio

Maria Curtis
Maria Curtis

Maria Curtis

Associate Professor in Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Studies,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3429
Email: Curtis@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 2109.09

Maria Curtis Faculty Bio

Anne Gessler
Anne Gessler

Anne Gessler

Coordinator of UHCL Common Reader Program, Clinical Associate Professor of First-Year Seminar and Humanities ,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3471
Email: gessler@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1307.02

Anne Gessler Faculty Bio

Beth Hentges
Beth Hentges

Beth Hentges

Department Chair of Psychology and Associate Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3308
Email: hentges@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617.05

Beth Hentges Faculty Bio

Amanda Johnston
Amanda Johnston

Amanda Johnston

Associate Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3393
Email: johnston@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 2109.06

Amanda Johnston Faculty Bio

Heather Kanenberg
Heather Kanenberg

Heather Kanenberg

Associate Professor of Social Work,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3458
Email: kanenbergh@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617

Heather Kanenberg Faculty Bio

Elizabeth Klett
Elizabeth Klett

Elizabeth Klett

Professor of Literature,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3445
Email: Klette@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2529.09

Elizabeth Klett Faculty Bio

Christine Kovic
Christine Kovic

Christine Kovic

Professor of Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Studies,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3365
Email: kovic@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617.04

Christine Kovic Faculty Bio

Roberta Leal

Roberta Leal

Assistant Professor of Social Work,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3495
Email: LealR@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617

Roberta Leal Faculty Bio

Amy Lucas
Amy Lucas

Amy Lucas

Associate Professor of Sociology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3413
Email: Lucas@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2121.04

Amy Lucas Faculty Bio

Anne Marcoline
Anne Marcoline

Anne Marcoline

Associate Professor of Literature,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3448
Email: Marcoline@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.03

Anne Marcoline Faculty Bio

Beth Merfish

Beth Merfish

Associate Professor of Art History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3432
Email: merfish@uhcl.edu
Office: B2121.12

Beth Merfish Faculty Bio

Desdamona Rios
Desdamona Rios

Desdamona Rios

Associate Professor of Social Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3457
Email: rios@uhcl.edu
Office:  Bayou 2121.06

Desdamona Rios Faculty Bio

Wanalee Romero
Wanalee Romero

Wanalee Romero

Clinical Associate Professor, Director of First-Year Seminar Program, Director of Women's and Gender Studies ,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3423
Email: romero@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.10

Wanalee Romero Faculty Bio

Christal Seahorn
Christal Seahorn

Christal R. Seahorn

Associate Professor of Writing,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3444
Email: seahorn@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.27

Christal R. Seahorn Faculty Bio

Wanalee Romero
Wanalee Romero

Wanalee Romero

Clinical Associate Professor, Director of First-Year Seminar Program, Director of Women's and Gender Studies ,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3423
Email: romero@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.10

Wanalee Romero Faculty Bio

Shreerekha Subramanian
Shreerekha Subramanian

Shreerekha Subramanian

Department Chair of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of Humanities,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3430
Email: subramanian@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617.18

Shreerekha Subramanian Faculty Bio

Joyce Taylor
Joyce Taylor

Joyce Taylor

Coordinator HSH Internship and Senior Lecturer of Behavioral Science,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3377
Email: taylorj@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1125.02

Joyce Taylor Faculty Bio