Field Education Program

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Field practicums provide students an opportunity to integrate theory to practice. This component of our accredited BSW program is significant; students must complete two, 420-hour practicums (SWRK 3150 and SWRK 4120), 12-credit hours per practicum. Prerequisite courses are SWRK 1310, SWRK 2080, SWRK 2090 and SWRK 3140.

Distance delivery students are expected to locate their own field practicums. Students may choose a practicum in any community agency/institution which offers social work services. Students, when eligible, can be granted permission to complete a practicum at their place of employment.

A field instructor possessing a BSW, MSW, or RSW designation must be available to directly supervise the practicum.

Concurrent with each field practicum students are required to take a 6-credit hour Field Focus course (SWRK 4200, SWRK 4300). Course subjects offered are: Mental Health and Child & Family Services. The course subject does not need to match the field practicum.

Accelerated Term 

  • September to December (SWRK 3150), January to April (SWRK 4120) 
  • A Successful completion of 75 credit hours including the prerequisites
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required (Grade Point Average for all courses completed)

Regular Term 

  • September to April (SWRK 3150 or SWRK 4120)
  • 2.5 GPA is required.

Summer Term

  • May to August (SWRK 3150 or SWRK 4120)
  • 3.0 GPA is required.

Deadline to apply for Summer 2019 & Fall/Winter 2019/20 Field is February 1, 2019.

Applying For Field

PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition, SWRK 3152) may be applied for in lieu of a first field practicum (SWRK 3150), if the application criteria are met. Deadline to apply is December 1st.