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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Junior Field: SOWK 315

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/socialwork/undergraduate/admission/juniorfield.html

What is SOWK 315? 

A beginning level social service field experience course. Students complete 120 hours of observation and service throughout a 15-week semester or a 10-week summer session. Students attend weekly and/or biweekly seminars that integrate field experiences and social work values, knowledge, and practice.

URGENT: BEGINNING SPRING 2018, the BSSW Field Program will be using an online software system, Sonia. Please attend the Junior Field Experience Informational Meetings to learn about how to log-in to the database and begin your Junior Level Field Experience journey!

When should I plan to complete SOWK 315?

• In your last semester of general education and pre-requisite SOWK courses.
• Students often take SOWK 310 and SOWK 315 in the same semester.
• Have 60 or more credits completed before you start your field experience.
NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students complete SOWK 180W and SOWK 212 before taking SOWK 315.

How do I apply to SOWK 315?

The Junior Field Experience application process will be discussed during Junior Field Experience Informational Meetings each Fall and Spring semesters. Students should plan to attend these meetings the semester before they register for SOWK 315. Dates and times of meetings will be posted on the whiteboard outside of the Department of Social Work Office (358 Trafton Science Center North) and on the listserv.

Completing SOWK 315 during Summer 2018:

 If you are interested in completing SOWK 315 in Summer of 2018, please contact Dr. Laura Strunk at laura.strunk@mnsu.edu as soon as possible.

Completing SOWK 315 during Fall 2018 or Spring 2019:

If you are interested in completing SOWK 315 during Fall 2018 or Spring 2019, please contact Dr. Debra Gohagan at debra.gohagan@mnsu.edu by March 30, 2018.

What are the deadlines for completing required SOWK 315 application documents?

Deadlines for application materials will change this semester as the application materials are currently being created through our Sonia Field Education database. Please attend the Junior Field Experience Informational Meeting in February 2018 to learn more.

Why can't I register for SOWK 315 when the registration window opens?

Students cannot register for the SOWK 315 course until the faculty gives them permission. Permission is granted when the student has secured an agency and submitted an agency agreement for their field experience.

URGENT: BEGINNING SPRING 2018, the BSSW Field Program will be using an online software system, Sonia. Again, please attend the Junior Field Experience Informational Meetings to learn about how to log-in to the database and begin your Junior Level Field Experience journey!