Field placements are an exciting and integral part of the social work educational experience. And, as a social work major, you will participate in multiple field experiences with a variety of practice settings and client populations, completing a minimum of 630 field hours prior to graduation!
Required field experiences include: a service-learning experience (30 hours), which must be completed prior to applying for admission to the social work program; and two 50-hour field experiences, connected to content in each of the practice courses, which must be completed by the end of the junior year, prior to applying for the senior field placement experience. The final practice course (Practice III) is taken in conjunction with the capstone senior field placement (500+hours), which is completed during the fall semester of the senior year.
You will be placed in a variety of practice settings and with varied client populations. Field agencies include schools, hospitals, public welfare, prisons and probation offices, behavioral health centers, residential treatment for children, domestic violence prevention programs, drug and alcohol treatment programs, and a variety of private, non-profit agency settings. Qualified and experienced field instructors closely supervise all field placement experiences.