Field Education Courses
In the second semester of the Junior year, students engage in a field experience combined with pre-practice seminar (SWK 357 Field Experience). Students are required to work at social service agencies at least 60 hours for their field experience.
During the Senior year, students take two field instruction courses over the year, working about 400 hours at social service agencies under the supervision of a professional social worker. It is combined with 8 hours of field instruction seminar. Placement begins in September and ends in May.
Admission to Senior Year Field Education Program
In December* of the Junior year, students must apply for the Senior year Field Education Program** by submitting the following materials to the Field Coordinator:
Director of Field Education
*Field Education Program applications are to be submitted no later than December 8, 2011.
**Field Education is available to Social Work Majors only.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
In order to enter the Field Education Program in the senior year, students must have completed the following courses and attained a minimum of a 2.5 overall average in completed social work courses in the junior year:
- SWK 314 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
- SWK 315 Social Welfare Policies and Economic Justice
- SWK 316 Principles of Social Work Practice
- SWK 354 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
- SWK 356 Social Work Practice: Individuals & Families
- SWK 357 Field Experience