Social Work Field Practicum

Congratulations, you are ready to start your field practicum experience! CMU's Bachelor of Social Work Program has developed unique partnerships and collaborations with multiple agencies in the Grand Valley. The field practicum will provide opportunities in an array of agencies, including public, non-profit, multidisciplinary, inpatient and outpatient services, human services, end of life, addiction, law enforcement, senior care facilities, schools, community clinics, medical, and mental health for you to develop and apply your social work skills. Diverse practicum sites ensure that you have exposure to ample social work career paths and field opportunities.

Students are expected to complete 450 hours (approximately 15 hours a week for both fall and springs semesters) of field training during your senior year practicums. The Bachelor of Social Work field practicum is a binding contract through both semesters. Students cannot start or complete their hours early.

Please see the forms below to assist you in preparing for your field practicum:

Getting Started

BSW Field Practicum Application

Examples of Practicum Sites

Guidelines for Professionalism

Interview Protocols and Expectations

Colorado Mesa University Required Forms

CMU Course Liability Waiver

Internship Practicum Goals and Learning Outcomes

Internship Agreement


Field Agency Supervisor Assessment

Student Self-efficacy Assessment


Please contact Dr. Jessica Herrick if you have any questions.

Dr. Jessica Herrick

Lowell Heiny Hall 414

Colorado Mesa University