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Social Work

Transfer and Complete your BSW in just 20 months

If you have an associate’s degree or the equivalent in college credits, and are interested in helping others as a professional social worker,  transferring to Goshen College for our accredited bachelor’s of social work degree completion track may be right for you.

Goshen College offers the only 20-month Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree completion track in the region designed for working adults. Classes meet in the evening to enable adults to continue working while earning the last 39 credits needed for their bachelor’s degree in social work. Graduates from our accredited social work program have an excellent track record of gaining employment and licensure.

Evening Classes Enable Working Adults to Complete BSW

Working full-time or even part-time while going to school can be a challenge. That is why our Social Work degree completion track offers evening classes, small class sizes, and personalized attention from faculty. Adults can continue working while completing their degree in an academic setting designed for their success.

Students with an associate’s degree in Human Services may be able to finish the curriculum in just 20 months. If you plan to pursue a masters degree in social work, Goshen College social work graduates are typically granted advanced standing in their programs.

Excellent Track Record of Gaining Employment and Licensure

Our BSW program graduates enjoy a portable degree  with many career opportunities such as:

  • Community mental health
  • School social workers
  • Community organizers
  • Child welfare social workers
  • Social service agency directors
  • Health care and public health social workers
  • Services for older adults

About our Social Work Degree

Course schedules are designed with working adults in mind with classes meeting just once per week in the evenings.

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

Because we understand a student’s needs and responsibilities as a working adult, students in the Adult Degree-Completion programs at Goshen College pay a discounted tuition rate of $480 a credit hour in 2022-23. Financial aid is available to qualified students.

Contact us about financial aid.

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Intended for adults with at least three years of work experience and prior college experience (an Associate’s degree in Human Services is strongly preferred), the 39-41 credits earned through this program, combined with other academic credits earned, complete the 120 credits needed for a BSW degree.

See the Course Descriptions or the Goshen College Catalog for detailed program information.


Social Work Faculty

Jeanette Harder

Program Director of the Masters of Social Work
Professor of Social Work

Jeanne Liechty

Professor of Social Work
Director of Social Work Program

Carol Jarvis

Professor of Social Work

Robin Ebright Zehr

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Veronica Berkey

Administrative Assistant for Social Work Sociology & Anthropology & Art