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Social Work, Bachelor

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Essex, MD, United States
Are you passionate about social justice? Do you enjoy working with people? Whether you’re interested in working with individuals, families, groups or communities, becoming a major of the Social Work program from Gordon College will equip you with the skills needed to work for social change.
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Why study the Social Work program from Gordon College?

The Gordon social work program is committed to the value and dignity of every person and to the alleviation of poverty and oppression. Learning how to practice social work in the context of the Christian liberal arts will help you think about individuals and society holistically. During your senior practicum, you’ll put theory into hands-on practice by interning at a social service organization in the greater Boston area.

What careers can I pursue with a social work major?

The Gordon social work program is fully accredited at the baccalaureate level by the Council on Social Work Education. This qualifies graduates to apply for advanced standing in graduate programs—which means you could complete a traditional two-year master's degree program in social work in a single year, and be prepared for a variety of careers, including in the following areas:

  • Adoption / foster care
  • Anti-poverty programs
  • Child welfare
  • Community organizing and development
  • Court appointed services, such as probation and juvenile justice work
  • Disability advocacy and services
  • Elder care
  • Hospital social work
  • Mental health
  • Public / government sector 
  • Refugee resettlement 
  • School social work
  • Sustainable development 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    62 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Power, Prestige and Poverty
  • Diversity in U.S. Populations
  • Helping Theories and Practice with Individuals and Families
  • Theory and Practice with Groups and Organizations
  • Statistics for Social Research
  • Social Research Methods

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Schedule your admissions interview

Your admissions interview may be conducted by phone or Skype. The interview gives us a chance to get to know you better. To schedule an interview, email your admissions counselor three dates and times that are convenient for you. 

  • The $50 application fee has been waived for international applicants.
  • Send us your reference

Academic Reference

If you provided an email address for your academic references on your application, the Academic Reference form will be sent directly to that person. 

  • Mail your scores

a. Your official academic records

These must be received from all secondary school(s). 

b. Your SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38650 USD/year
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  • National

    38650 USD/year
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Living costs for Essex

  • 1369 - 2320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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