Field Placement and Education

Field education is a critical component of the BSW major and occurs during the fall and spring semesters of the senior year. Students are required to complete an application for field education during the semester prior to entering field placement.

The Director of Field Education reviews all applications and meets with students to plan their field education experience. To the extent feasible, efforts are made to place students in field settings that are congruent with their professional social work practice interests. All field placement agencies must be located within a 50 mile radius of the University. In addition, all field placement settings must provide generalist practice learning opportunities and meet the UNC Charlotte School of Social Work requirements for BSW field instruction. Students are not permitted to make contacts with potential field agencies or potential field instructors without the approval of the Field Director. All placement arrangements must be initiated by the Field Director.

Please visit the Field Education section for additional information about the Field Education program and requirements.