Social work is a profession that is learned by doing as well as by studying. Our program gets you out in the field early and often. Our 570 hours of required field practice is above the national average for BSW programs, meaning that you'll be well-prepared and ready to practice once you graduate.
The field experience at The College of St. Scholastica consists of two parts. The first is Field Readiness, which includes the following:
The second part is the field placement . The College of St. Scholastica offers two placement opportunities:
Junior-level students participate in a professionally supervised agency placement for a minimum of 120 hours in one primary agency setting. Students participate in direct client shadowing experiences that offer opportunities for moderate levels of independent decision-making and client/community intervention.
Senior-level students participate in a professionally supervised agency placement for a minimum of 450 hours in one primary agency setting. Students are expected to participate in client/community services that offer opportunities to demonstrate foundation competencies.