The Social Work major at Champlain College generalist practice program prepares you to help individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities overcome life's most difficult challenges.
At Champlain, you begin your social work education immediately-our Upside-Down Curriculum ensures that students are enrolled in their first Social Work class in the fall of their first year and have their first community population experience the following spring.
- Perform a minimum of 420 hours of senior fieldwork in a year-long internship
- Experienced faculty of social work professionals
- Third-year, spring semester study abroad opportunity on Champlain Dublin campus in Ireland
- The Social Work program at Champlain College has completed its final year of candidacy for initial accreditation by the national Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). June 2013 is the expected date for confirmetion of a fully accredited BSW program
Mix Classroom Theory with Real World Practice Experience
- Thanks to our Upside-Down Curriculum, you'll be taking Introduction to Social Work and Survey of Community Agencies and other courses from the Social Work curriculum in your first year at Champlain.
- Our field-tested Social Work faculty will teach you the front-line skills, policies, practices, and initiatives you need in order to stand out in this competitive field.
- Build a highly marketable skill set and resume by taking one of the many challenging Social Work internship opportunities.
- Our campus location in Dublin, Ireland, gives our students unprecedented opportunities to gain global perspective through Study Abroad.
- The generalist practice and hands-on learning in this major will give you the social work ethical principles you need to conduct yourself as a professional social worker. Learn the other skills you will master in the Social Work (BSW) program.
- According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of social workers is expected to increase by 16 percent during the 2008-18 decade; envision your Career Success.
- Formal admission into the Social Work program occurs during the spring semester of the first year for traditional undergraduate students. Please refer to Social Work Admissions page for criteria and process as well as other Admissions information and resource links.