Field Placement

BSW Field Placement

Field Education is the social work profession's signature pedagogy and a pivotal part of the BSW curriculum. All students in the BSW program will complete an internship in their senior year of the program that runs concurrently with courses and a field seminar. Students will spend 15 hours a week in their internship for a total of 510 hours for the year (240 hours in the fall semester and 270 hours in the spring semester).

Students will receive weekly supervision from a licensed social worker throughout their internship experience. Students may be placed in a variety of agencies (for example, in child welfare, criminal justice, substance use, healthcare,  mental health, or in schools)..

Students will have opportunities to serve communities and will work directly with individuals, families, groups and organizations.

MSW Field Placement

Through the MSW program, students are afforded more than 1,000 hours of professional experience through two field placements, which put students in direct service to the community for practical learning and training in various areas and levels of practice. Students can earn a certificate in geriatric and gerontological social work or take classes through the social work in health care program, providing them with specialized knowledge in two growing fields.