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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Social Work Program Reaccredited

The Social Work Program has been reaccredited by the Council on Social Work Education for eight years; this required a thorough self-study and site visit and reflects the strength of the program and its outcomes--our

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Commencement 2015

Commencement was April 26!  The Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology Department celebrated with our 16 seniors (two Sociology, 14 social work--four in the 16-month accelerated BSW completion track; 10 in the traditional BASW track).  No two paths

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Alum returns to Cambodia

Sarah Toews, social work '14, is currently volunteering for two months in Cambodia.

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Social work alum publishes book on employee centered management

Earlier this year, Larry Wenger '65 published his first book, "Employee Centered Management: The Coming Revolution in Social Services."

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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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Faculty

Jeanne Liechty

Jeanne Liechty

Professor of Social Work, Director of Social Work Program

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Carol Jarvis

Carol Jarvis

Associate Professor of Social Work

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Kendra Yoder

Kendra Yoder

Assistant Professor of Social Work

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Bob Birkey

Bob Birkey

Adjunct Professor of Social Work

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David Lind

David Lind

Associate Professor of Sociology

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