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Social Work Major

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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, over 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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Carol Jarvis

Professor of Social Work

Jeanne Liechty

Professor of Social Work
Director of Social Work Program

Kendra Yoder

Associate Professor of Social Work

Jessica Lala

Adjunct Professor of Social Work

Kelly Eberhart

Adjunct Professor of Social Work

David Lind

Associate Professor of Sociology