You’ll complete two field placements—one in the foundational year and the second in the advanced year. The first focuses on basic social work skills, and the second explores more in-depth development of skills and allows you to focus on your chosen concentration and specialization in a practical context.
Work with the field education specialist to identify placement sites that match your professional goals and interests.
More than 500 human service and social change organizations provide internships and training opportunities for Social Work students. International opportunities include a partnership with Erfurt University in Germany and educational travel to Cuba and other locations.
Graduates take on roles like
- community organizers,
- managers and
- program designers.
They have found positions in fields as various as
- adoption support,
- child protection,
- hospice care,
- mental health counseling and
- substance abuse.
Alumni have gone to work at organizations including the