Social Work Major

If you’re interested in working directly with people to improve their lives, then you’re in luck—social workers are in high demand! According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, the need for licensed social workers is expected to grow by 25 percent in the next six years. Goshen College’s social work program is nationally respected and has a historically high job placement rate. At GC, our knowledgeable faculty will give you personalized attention, helping you combine your interests in helping others, resolving conflict and promoting social justice.

As a social work major, you’ll find many opportunities for activism on campus and in the community, including a mandatory senior internship. Through coursework and supervised practice experiences, you’ll develop the skills you need to succeed in graduate school or the professional world of social work. In fact, more than 90 percent of GC social work alumni in graduate school have been granted advanced standing in their programs. And in recent years, every single social work graduate who sought employment was employed within four months of graduation!


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Social work alum publishes book on employee centered management

Earlier this year, Larry Wenger '65 published his first book, "Employee Centered Management: The Coming Revolution in Social Services."

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Student-created cookbook aids children in Peru

This summer, two students created a Peruvian cookbook, “Los Sabores del Peru,” to sell for charity.

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Brad Yoder '63 named Indiana Social Worker of the Year

Brad Yoder '63, a professor of sociology and social work at Manchester University, has been named Indiana Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers.

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First time abroad, GC student feels at home around the world

“My favorite place in the world,” said Andrea Medina, a social work major from Goshen, “is Alhambra, an ancient Islamic palace in Granada, Spain.” Before visiting Spain, Medina had never been outside the United States.

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Student helps Goshen College go 'idle free'

Gretchen Geyer, a senior social work major from Parnell, Iowa, came up with the idea a year ago in a social work class. Her efforts to make the Goshen College campus an “idle free” zone were realized last week.

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