Not sure about your major? Try Social Work!

Do you have a desire to make the world a just and equitable place?

Do you want to help individuals, families, and communities address social and mental health issues?

Social work may be the major and profession for you!

Social work is a helping profession. The VTSU Social Work Program at Castleton will help you learn the knowledge, skills, values and ethical practice standards for beginning-level, generalist professional social work practice.

The VTSU social work program includes classroom and field experiences that frequently lead to immediate employment upon graduation or even before!

Our graduates are employed in a wide range and variety of agencies and organizations which serve many different people with many different needs. For example, Vermont State University BSW graduates are employed in child welfare, probation and parole, substance abuse treatment, homelessness programs, anti-poverty programs, medical, schools, mental health centers, hospitals, the State Attorney’s office, and nursing/rehabilitation centers.

Social work is also committed to social justice, anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and human rights. In the program, you will learn practices to address these societal issues that prevent people and communities from thriving.

The BSW offered by VTSU is recognized across the state, region, and nation. It also makes graduates eligible for an MSW in just one year!

Please consider Social Work at VTSU Castleton!

If you would like to learn more, send an email to Dr. Michael Reeves, Social Work Program Director, at, stop by Leavenworth 256 on the Castleton campus Mondays and Wednesdays 11am-2pm, or stop by our weekly meet and greet Mondays 4pm-4:30pm in the Leavenworth Hall student lounge on the Castleton campus.

Dr. Reeves will also hold a meet and greet on the Lyndon, Johnson, Williston, and Randolph campuses once a semester.

Stay tuned!