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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Students study honeybees, racial identity, Latin American music and more in summer research program

This summer, 18 Goshen College students are participating in the Maple Scholars Summer Research Program.

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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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Sociology paper wins honor at Academic Research Symposium 2015

Madeline Yoder, a sociology senior, won the Audience's Choice Award at the 2015 Academic Research Symposium for her paper, "Embodying Tradition in Unsettled Times: An Ethnography of Hymn Singing on a College Campus." Madeline's presentation represented

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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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Faculty

Jeanne Liechty

Jeanne Liechty

Professor of Social Work, Director of Social Work Program

Carol Jarvis

Carol Jarvis

Associate Professor of Social Work

Kendra Yoder

Kendra Yoder

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Kelly Eberhart

Kelly Eberhart

Adjunct Professor of Social Work


Jessica Lala

Jessica Lala

Adjunct Professor of Social Work


Julie Reese

Julie Reese

Professor of Psychology

David Lind

David Lind

Associate Professor of Sociology

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