BSW Direct Entry Field PlacementThe BSW direct entry study option for the Field Placement (Practicum) course is only for currently registered BSW students. Ensure you read the general information about the BSW field placement (practicum). This web page provides information for the direct entry study option.
Time Requirements of the PracticumBSW placements consist of 700 hours to be completed at the negotiated placement site. Please note integrative seminars and orientations are required and NOT included in the 700 hours.
Direct entry BSW students will complete their 700 on-site placement hours on a three-day/week schedule beginning in September and continuing through until April. All direct-entry students will begin their placements on the same start-date and complete their placements on the same end-date. Deadlines will be established for submission of the Mid-Point and Final Evaluations.
Integrative Seminars provide a forum for students to share practicum experiences and discuss common concerns about social work practice in a safe environment. These seminars also provide a forum for reflection and further integration of theory and practice. Integrative Seminars are mandatory, and are planned and delivered by the Faculty Advisors four times over two terms. If scheduling conflicts or attendance issues arise, students must address these concerns with their respective Faculty Advisor.
Field Placement (Practicum) Pre-Requisites
In order for BSW students to be eligible to register in the Practicum course they must have completed all the core social work courses, all social work courses (except sowk 4020), as listed below, AND 57 credits in non-social work courses. Students are to submit an online application package by an established deadline. The package should include:
- a completed application form
- an up-to-date resume
- a generic cover letter
Core Social Work Courses
- AP/SOWK 1010.06 Critical Foundations of Social Work (direct entry students only)
- AP/SOWK 2030.06 Perspectives on Society
- AP/SOWK 2050.06 Identity, Diversity and Anti-Discriminatory Practice
- AP/SOWK 3041.03 Communication
- AP/SOWK 3060.06 Integrated Social Work Practice
- AP/SOWK 3070.03 Foundations of Social Work
- AP/SOWK 3110.03 Policy Frameworks
- AP/SOWK 4020.03 Issues in the Study of the Welfare State: Power, Organization and Bureaucracy (Completed concurrently with placement)