Develop the skills to analyze and understand the culture around you
The 11th Annual Grief Seminar will be: Sept. 27, 2013. The 2012 seminar had 106 professionals and community members in attendance.
Jacob Putnam spoke on "Peace in Laos."
Thanks to the American Association of University Women for underwriting the Michiana Monologues at Goshen College February 21, 2013. Over 170 people attended, raising a $1,000 for beneficiaries.
Marge Brandeberry, office manager for the Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology Department (as well as the Art Department), was honored at the college's All-Employee Recognition Celebration in Dec. 2012.
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.