Phone: (269) 471-3596
Fax: (269) 471-3108
Service Learning Center
Buller Hall #234,
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI

Guidelines and Questions


What is fieldwork placement?   

Fieldwork is the second part of the General Education service requirement.  You will first take BHSC100 Philosophy of Service class during your first or second year in attendance and then complete the fieldwork between your sophomore and senior years.

You will select an agency, or institution, or activity with a need that matches your interests.  Here are some examples or what other students have done for their fieldwork experience:

  • Business students planned marketing strategies for small business.
  • An architecture student designed a renovation project for a nonprofit organization.
  • Music majors participated in a music enrichment program for school children.
  • Nursing students assisted with immunization and well-baby clinics.
  • A psychology student helped at an emergency/safe shelter.

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What are my options for fulfilling the Fieldwork requirements?   

 There are several ways in which you can fulfill your fieldwork requirement:

 Category I: Regular Curriculum Options

  1. Take an "S" designated class by an academic department
  2. BHSC300 Philosophy or Service Fieldwork (2 credits)

Category II: Service Learning Approved Options

  1. Service experience such as Maranatha, Student Missionary, ADRA or Task Force offered by on-campus departments like Campus Ministries.
  2. Service experience offered by approved off-campus entities such as Michigan Campus Compact, "COOL", and the Peace Corp.
  3. Student-developed original service project.

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Why does Andrews require fieldwork?   

 Fieldwork connects classroom learning with community experiences.  It is a way to participate in a distinctive heritage of service that is the heart of the mission of Andrews University.  You will provide assistance to meet a need in the community and at the same time gain knowledge, skills and experience.

 Statement of Mission

 Andrews University educates its students
for generous service to the church and society
in keeping with a faithful witness to Christ and to the worldwide
mission of the  Seventh-day Adventist Church.

At Andrews University we enter to learn so that we can go out to serve.

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Any special guidelines I need to keep in mind?   

Normally you will not be paid and if your fieldwork is job-related, you should go beyond paid hours to meet the requirement.

If your fieldwork is part of a practicum or internship, fieldwork hours must be above and beyond the number of hours required for the practicum or internship credits.

Credit must be for service hours provided during your University years.  Service done while in high school or that you plan to do after graduation does not count.

* Andrews University reserves the right to postpone, delay, or waive the placement of a student in the fieldwork placement.



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How do I get started?
  1. Pick up the Application Package at the Service Learning Office in 234 Buller Hall, or the Behavioral Sciences office at 211 Buller Hall, or online under the forms section of our website.
  2. Submit your completed application to Larry Ulery, Director of Service Learning in Buller 234.
  3. Make an appointment with Mr. Ulery  269-471-3296 or to review the application and get approval for the plan.  Complete the Approved plan and schedule a final session with Mr. Ulery to get signed off.

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