Social Work

The Social Work program provides a liberal arts-based, professional education which prepares students for generalist, Bachelor's-level social work practice.

For specific information regarding the program requirements, review the Program Checksheet, Advising Guidelines and Typical Four-Year Plan. To read program requirements, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you are off-campus you may obtain Acrobat Reader here:

"Do you enjoy working with people? Problem-solving creatively? Listening and reflecting on challenges? Do you think about the social injustices in the world? Do you want to make a difference?

We welcome students who are interested in understanding and working with people and communities based on people's strengths and guided by principles of human rights and social justice. Our rigorous program prepares students for professional social work practice in a variety of settings. This is a ‘hands-on’ learning experience which requires extensive self-reflection, processing and engagement. Moreover, because we are a small group of social work educators, students and faculty work together closely to further understand the complexities of the profession and strategize ways to address and express our commitment to making a difference on local, national and global levels. We enjoy the opportunity to enrich our learning environment by partnering with students while their professional 'selves' emerge." Julie Richards, Faculty

"The Bachelor of Science program at UVM has given me an opportunity to form strong relationships with other social work students as well as faculty. It has provided me with the opportunity to grow as a leader. The undergraduate program continually supports me in developing the skills, values, and knowledge that will enable me to go out into the world and make a difference in the lives of others." Lydia Kelsey, Student