BSW Field Education provides an opportunity for students to integrate into practice the conceptual knowledge gained from coursework. For BSW students, this means they participate in generalist social work learning opportunities intended to provide experiences across individuals, groups, families, communities, and organization settings.
The agencies we work with serve a multitude of diverse populations. Students are placed in an agency on a full-time basis and required to complete an internship of 32 hours per week for 16 weeks. While in their internship, students are required to enroll in the companion Field Seminar course (SOCW 471).
A full-time faculty member who is specifically devoted to field education works with each student individually to prepare them for their internship. Once placed, our field faculty will also meet with the student at their site to review their progress, discuss any concerns, and provide ongoing support throughout the internship.