Students in the School of Social Work will have plenty of opportunities to get out of the classroom and gain valuable experience. As a social work major, you’ll gain real-world, hands-on training through supervised field work assignments and practicums. You’ll also have the option to experience other cultures through our study abroad program or take a deeper dive into your major and build your professional network by attending conferences and other events.
The Child Welfare Professional Development Project
The Child Welfare Professional Development Project is a federally funded Title IV-E partnership of SFA’s School of Social Work and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Through this unique partnership, students in SFA’s Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work programs have the opportunity to apply for unique field work and internship opportunities that provide valuable experience and generous stipends.
Exciting study abroad opportunities
Interested in learning about other countries and cultures? Students in the School of Social Work can take advantage of study abroad programs that give them a firsthand look at social programs and human services around the world. Previous and current social work study abroad destinations have included Ireland and Ghana.
To learn more about study abroad opportunities for social work students, contact your faculty advisor or drop by SFA’s Office of International Programs, which is located in Room 402 of the Dugas Liberal Arts North Building.
Conferences and events
At SFA, we believe that education happens inside and outside the classroom. In addition to participating in field work and practicums, students in the School of Social Work have the opportunity to attend and present their research at local, state, national and international conferences.