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The Social Work major is focused on getting you participating in as much field work as possible, so you can apply the knowledge gained in the classroom in real-life situations. It will provide you with a great depth in the specific skills that will give you the most flexibility in the vast field of Social Work.
Because you'll follow an in-depth curriculum in the Social Work major starting in your first semester, you'll be qualified sooner for internships.
PERFORM A MINIMUM OF 420 HOURS OF FIELDWORK in a yearlong senior internship. Work with emotionally challenged children; help in substance abuse treatment facilities and assisted living facilities; and work with refugees from eastern Europe, Asia and Africa as they enter into and acculturate into Burlington and the surrounding communities.
Great internships don't just happen. You need to have developed valuable skills, created a good resume, received expert guidance, and you need an "in." At Champlain, we make sure you are well-prepared in all four areas.