During your senior year you work with agency professionals four days a week for one semester. Supervision is provided by a specially selected agency staff member and a faculty field instructor. The field Practicum is an important part of your social work education.
Field Practicum opportunities are available in rural and urban areas throughout Virginia and in the Washington Metropolitan area. Practicum settings include juvenile and adult corrections, family and children's services, social services, mental health services, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and spouse abuse services. You complete 472 hours of directed field practice during your studies as a social work major at JMU.
- May 12 – August 15
JMU Summer Hours
Offices are open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. - Noon
- Interested in the Social Work Major?
Spring 2015 information sessions announced
- Interested in the Family Studies Minor?
Fall 2014 information sessions announced
Welcome from Social Work
Our Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree prepares students for beginning professional practice, and is the entry-level credential as recognized by the National Association of Social Workers. More >