Develop the skills to analyze and understand the culture around you
Save the date for “Living Works: Suicide Prevention,” our 12th Annual Grief Seminar, September 19, 2014.
Gretchen Geyer, a senior social work major from Parnell, Iowa, came up with the idea to make Goshen College an “idle free” zone during a social work class. Read about how an advocacy project assignment became a reality.
Follow along with Assistant Professor of Sociology David Lind and the group of students studying in Senegal during the summer!
2013 social work graduate, Rachel Stoltzfus is working with Mennonite Voluntary Service at the Homeless Prenatal Program in San Francisco as housing associate.
When you study sociology or social work at Goshen College, you’ll get
plenty of experience researching and interpreting information. But
you’ll also get opportunities to apply what you learn outside of the
Whether you’re working with a local community development agency on
evaluating barriers to homlessness or working with low income parents
who are working towards economic self-sufficiency, you’ll be learning
things that can’t be taught in the classroom. You could even choose to
spend a semester off campus at the Chicago Center.
If you choose to go to graduate school after college, the odds are in
your favor: More than 90 percent of our social work alumni in graduate
schools have been granted advanced standing in their graduate programs.
Whatever you choose, you’ll be making a difference wherever you go,
making peace through learning.
- Major in Sociology / Minor in Sociology
- The sociology major and minor provide a knowledge base and skills in social analysis with a variety of practical applications.
- Major in Social Work
- The purpose of social work is the restoration and enhancement of social functioning through intervention with individuals, families, groups, larger social systems and social welfare policies and programs. The social work program is a four-year generalist program leading to the bachelor of arts degree with a major in social work.
- Minor in Social Policy
- The social policy minor is a collaborative cross-disciplinary program for students who want to work for social change within the public sector or nonprofit organizations. In this minor, students will develop understanding of policy making processes, community organizing and social advocacy in relation to their specific area of academic interest as well as some of the specific skills necessary for this work.