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Mission and Goals

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes


Sequence of Courses

(Students entering Fall 2011 and later)

Sequence of Courses

(Students entering

before Fall 2011)

Course Descriptions

Program Advisory Board

Department Faculty

Field Work

Community Service Learning Internship Options

Social Work Association

Title IV-E Program

Student Handbook

Field Handbook

About Social Work

Social Work in West Virginia

Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW)

Social Work Links

Competency Exam, Primary Trait Analysis, Learning Agreement, and other presentation resources


An integral part of a student's total education experience at Shepherd University is field work at local agencies during the student's senior year. Working at an agency provides the student with an intensive practical experience as he or she becomes involved in meeting human welfare needs. The field placement is frequently cited by students as their most valuable learning experience.

Participating Agencies in the Area

Martinsburg Area
City Hospital
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHR)
VA Medical Center - Social Work Service

Shenandoah Valley Medical Services

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Safe Haven Child Advocacy Center

Hospice of the Panhandle

Shenandoah Women's Center

Shepherdstown Area
DHHR - Jefferson County
Head Start RESA VIII
Jefferson Memorial Hospital

Charles Town Area

Victim Assistance Program

Jefferson Memorial Hospital

Hagerstown Area
Potomac Highland Support Services - New Beginning
School-Family Liaison Program
Turning Point
Washington Co. ARC
Washington Co. Hospital

Head Start of Washington County

Washington County of Social Services


Boyds, MD
Montgomery Co. Correctional Facility

Booonsboro MD

San Mar Children's Home

Department of Family Services-Loudoun County (Leesburg)
Healthy Families (Woodstock)
Winchester Medical Center



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