Social Work

Castleton’s BSW is both a professional and liberal arts degree that is designed to train its students for placement in beginning level professional service positions or acceptance into graduate fields of study. Because of the nature of Vermont, Castleton has a rurally oriented emphasis, but the program stresses knowledge and skills that are applicable in any geographic or practice setting.

As a student of Castleton’s Social Work Program you will have the opportunity to gain vast and valuable experiences in the field. In your first year you are provided with 40 hours of supervised work in an agency in order to determine if social work is right for you and if you are right for social work. During your senior year, two days per week you will participate in actual practice at local social service agencies, accumulating 400 hours of practice experience. A full-time faculty member directs the field supervision.

With a student to faculty department ratio of 9:1, you are ensured personal attention both in the classroom and through advising. The faculty has over sixty years of combined practice experience. With their strong professional experience and continued activity in professional organizations and research your education will benefit greatly from their knowledge and compassion.