SW 348 - Social Work Practicum 1

Students with support of agency supervision, will become directly involved in social work services and systems within the community, and experience professional practice. Seminars assist in the integration of theory and practice through sharing of experience and knowledge.

Note: Practicum requires 225 hours in the placement, typically done as 2 days per week over 15 weeks. In addition, a mandatory orientation session is held prior to field placement and students are required to attend bi-weekly seminars. Graded on a pass/fail basis. No mid-term break. Pre-Social Work students are not eligible to register for SW 348.


In this course, students will have an opportunity to become directly involved in a human service organization as an initial introduction to the field of social work. With support of practicum supervisors, students will be directly involved with clients and other systems within the community. It is recommended that SW 348 be taken concurrently with other social work courses so as to assist the student in integrating practice experiences with social work theory. Weekly seminars are scheduled to assist the student in the integration process. A two-day orientation is scheduled prior to the start of the field placement. The practicum occurs under the combined supervision of a designated social work supervisor in the agency and the practicum placement coordinator from Yukon University.

Note: Students MUST obtain a 70% final grade on their written work and on their final practicum evaluation in order to obtain a Pass.


* Admission to the social work program
* Completed application package: 1) RCMP Criminal Record Check (CRC) within twelve months of the practicum, 2) current resume, 3) statement of learning objectives, and 4) signed Practicum Application Student Disclosure for Personal Readiness Factors form
* Completion of SW 200, SW 346, SW 390 and 6 other social work credit hours. All students must have a minimum GPA of 70% on the social work portion of the BSW to be eligible to register for SW 348.
* Yukon University BSW students must also have a minimum GPA of 70% on SW 390 and SW 346 to be eligible to register for SW 348.

CRN Instructor Location Start date Seats available*
20019 Dana Jennejohn Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
Class schedule
Start date End date Room Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Classroom - Face to Face C1540 - - 9:00 AM - 3:50 PM 9:00 AM - 3:50 PM - - -
Practicum C1540 - - 8:30 AM - 4:20 PM 8:30 AM - 4:20 PM - - -
Classroom - Face to Face C1540 - - - - 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM - -