Department of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies & Social Work


Social work majors must successfully complete a second formal admissions process before entering SWK 480 - Practicum in Social Work and SWK 485 - Social Work Practicum Seminar. To be eligible to enroll in SWK 480 and SWK 485, students must have earned a minimum grade of C in all SWK prefix courses and carry a minimum overall GPA of 2.50. In addition, students must continue to meet the professional and academic standards of conduct outlined previously.

The application process includes submission of a pre-professional resume (outline available from the Field Coordinator), completion of a field application, and interviews with the Field Coordinator and with prospective field instructors (agency social workers). Practicum planning regularly begins one or two semesters prior to entering the practicum. While every effort is made to identify those students ready for field practicum, it is the student's responsibility to notify the Field Coordinator of his/her intent to apply to the social work practicum.

Social Work Database System (Practicum Application)

Field Manual 2015-2016

Stephen Jana Research Poster

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