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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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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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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Alumni Feature: Rachel Stoltzfus '13

2013 social work graduate, Rachel Stoltzfus is working with Mennonite Voluntary Service at the Homeless Prenatal Program in San Francisco as housing associate.

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Alumni Feature: Kelsey Schrock

Kelsey Schrock, who graduated in 2013 with a major in Social Work and a minor is Spanish, writes from Managua, Nicaragua where she has started a 2 year volunteer position:

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Goshen College offers new degrees for adults: social work and business administration

With classes beginning in January 2013, Goshen College is now taking applications for two new programs of study as part of an expanded educational offerings for adult students: a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work degree and the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree.

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