As a student in the School of Social Work, you enjoy typical classrooms, study spaces, clinical field opportunities, and research facilities found on a university campus, but also some unique resources. Your experience as an undergraduate social work student is personalized, diverse and exciting, providing you opportunities that extend far beyond those in traditional programs.
THE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE NEUROSCIENCES
The Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences links multidisciplinary faculty and students at UNE with neuroscience experts from around the world. The center provides research opportunities for students, helps support a biomedical research seminar series, and features timely lectures and discussions in the broadly defined fields of the neurosciences, molecular, cellular and whole systems physiology, pharmacology, psychology, and the cognitive sciences. These events allow you to engage with leaders in the field and to learn more about their work.
THE ALFOND FORUM
The Harold Alfond Forum, which opened in 2012, includes a 105,000-square-foot athletics complex featuring: an ice hockey rink with 900 seats; a basketball court with 1,200 seats; classroom space; a fitness center; and multi-purpose indoor practice courts that can also be used for performances and other events, with a combined seating capacity of 3,000. It also houses the Athletic Training and Applied Exercise Science programs, which have custom-designed teaching and laboratory spaces.
CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN COLLABORATIVE EDUCATION
UNE is one of a handful of private universities with a comprehensive health education mission that includes medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, nursing, and an array of allied health profession programs. In UNE’s social work program, you will take part in interprofessional education initiatives that prepare you to work with other aspiring health professionals to practice comprehensive and collaborative team-based care. Through service-learning and field experiences, you benefit from exercises that also include students from other UNE health discipline programs.
WCHP OFFICE OF SERVICE LEARNING
Service-learning initiatives connect students, faculty, and professional staff with opportunities to engage in meaningful and mutually beneficial service activities within a variety of community settings. Service-learning instills for students a lifelong commitment towards helping others, while positively impacting individual, family and community health outcomes among populations served. Examples of service-learning include working with the homeless population, implementing health fairs and developing age-appropriate recreational activities at a local Boys and Girls Club.