B.S. Social Work

Looking for a change in career that will lead to making a difference in peoples’ lives? Goshen College’s accelerated social work degree program for working adults offers the chance to gain licensure and job placement in many social work positions.

Classes are primarily seven weeks long and are offered year-round; students may go part-time or full-time by taking one or two classes at a time. Some CORE courses (general education) are available online. Students can take up to 36 credits per academic year if they are full-time year-round.

Social Work

Program Distinctives

Fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the curriculum is exactly the same as Goshen’s semester-based social work program.


For the 2014-15 academic year, $430 per credit hour for required courses. Students purchase course materials. Contact us about financial aid.

Time to complete

For full-time status, students take 2 courses per session. Students who bring an associate degree in human services may be able to complete the program in 16 months. Additional CORE credit opportunities outside of the classroom include Credit for Prior Learning and online testing such as CLEP and DANTES.

For detailed program information see the Course Descriptions or the Goshen College Catalog


Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on the Goshen College campus, with some classes online and other additional class times available.

See the year-round calendar (pdf).


Jeanne Liechty

Jeanne Liechty

Professor of Social Work, Director of Social Work Program

Carol Jarvis

Carol Jarvis

Associate Professor of Social Work

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