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 27 - University Closed
- July 4 - University Closed
- August 26 - First Day Classes
- The need for social workers is growing! View the Bureau of Labor Statistic's Occupational Outlook for Social Workers.
Welcome from Social Work
Welcome to the James Madison University Department of Social Work. The department offers one major program, three minor programs of study designed for a wide variety of majors across the university, and one certificate program.. More >