During students’ senior year, they will be assigned to a field placement site and work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor who is a social worker employed at that site.
Field placement hours are typically scheduled sometime during the work week (i.e., Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm). There are rarely field placements available with exclusively evening or weekend hours.
Field placements are arranged by the School of Social Work and are an important part of the BSW curriculum as students grow to assume the role of a professional social worker.
Students can expect that their field placements will provide them with high quality opportunities to learn, develop skills, meet social workers in the community, and make a difference in the lives of the clients you serve.
As a matter of policy, the MSW Program does not accept life or work experience as a substitute for field placement or any other required social work courses.
Field Education Schedule
The Field Education schedule for each academic year is developed by the Field Education Coordinator and is posted on BlackBoard at the start of each academic year. Field starts on the first day of classes each semester and ends on the last day of classes. It is the School’s expectation that the field hour requirement is completed during this time unless special permission is granted by the BSW Field Education Coordinator.
For more information about Field Education, please click on the follow links:
BSW Field Placement Site Partner Criteria
BSW Field Instructor Criteria
Field Education FAQs