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The Fieldwork Office supports students in their efforts to complete their three semesters (360 hours total) of required Fieldwork in the Human Services major. Fieldwork placements are designed to enhance students' skill and professional development. “Fieldwork” in human services refers to a supervised internship at an approved community based agency. Students may find placements in a variety of human services’ settings which include education, mental health, social work, administration, and more. The Fieldwork Office coordinates 2 Fieldwork Days per year (fall and spring semesters) where 50+ agencies come to campus to recruit and disseminate information about their programs and learning opportunities. Fieldwork emphasizes the integration of academic and hands-on learning. It gives the student an opportunity to apply course work to practical situations. The Fieldwork Office works in conjunction with the Human Services Department to set policies and procedures for Fieldwork experiences.
All Human Services Fieldwork placements are vetted and approved by the CSUF Center for Internships and Community Engagement . Follow the link in their name to search for an approved, Human Services appropriate, Fieldwork placement. Mandatory Fieldwork Information Sessions will be required for all students who plan to enroll in fieldwork. Please check your student email and the Fieldwork Orientation tab to your left, regularly.
If a student is dismissed from their Fieldwork site due to ethical violations or criminal activity, the student will automatically receive a failing grade for the course and need to repeat that level of Fieldwork (396, 495, or 496).