Develop the skills to analyze and understand the culture around you
Emma Ruth, a senior sociology major and global economics minor is part of a team that is working with Sarasota County, Florida officials and other citizens to develop a plan to enhance Pinecraft community’s cultural heritage for future generations.
Janna Hunter-Bowman, GC Sociology/Anthropology grad (2000) has been appointed to AMBS faculty.
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-yr volunteer position:
Ben Cattell Noll, who graduated in 2009 with a double major in sociology and theater, writes: "Life is thoroughly enjoyable in D.C.; there is never an excuse to have a dull moment with so much to do, and there's a great contingency of Goshen College folks who I see a lot which is nice as well. Send more!"
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.