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.
- Check Out the Slide Show from NASW Advocacy Day
- Monday, August 31
Fall Semester Begins
- November 23 - 27
Thanksgiving break – no classes held
- December 14 - 18
- Saturday, December 19
- Interested in the Nonprofit Studies Minor?
Spring 2015 information session announced
- Interested in the Family Studies Minor?
Spring 2015 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 >