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Visiting our campus is one of the best ways to get a feel for Goshen — from classes and dorms to the dining hall menu — and decide if it’s a good fit for you. We are a friendly community where people are happy to answer your questions and show you around.
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!
Ardys Woodward, a 2017 art and social work graduate from Kansas, came to Goshen for its strong academics, but quickly felt at home in a place where critical thinking is common even outside the classroom.
Becca Yoder, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, graduated in 2013. She is a singer, a Spanish interpreter, a volunteer and a peacemaker who came to Goshen College to study social work, Spanish and women's studies.
As a bilingual therapist, Patricia Ebersole-Zwier ’76, has counseled couples and individuals in Latin America and the United States, and is now mentoring the next generation of bilingual professionals at Oaklawn in Goshen.