THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY & SOCIAL WORK
The mission of the Gordon College Social Work Program is the education of men and women for entry level, generalist practice in social work within the context of a Christian liberal arts institution. The program maintains a commitment to the value and dignity of every person and the mandate to enhance human well-being and to alleviate poverty and oppression. Graduates are prepared to act in systems at all levels to help bring about peace, justice, and transformation.
COURSE OF STUDY
The curriculum seeks to:
The senior practicum (SW425/426) provides the opportunity for students to increase their understanding of social work practice by interning at a social service agency. This practicum requires the student to serve a minimum of 400 hours at an agency, completed over the course of one academic semester. Students may complete the senior practicum in a variety of settings. A practicum seminar (SW420) is taken concurrently with the practicum.
ACCREDITATION & LICENSURE
The social work program is fully accredited at the baccalaureate level by the Council on Social Work Education, qualifying graduates to apply for licensure at the BSW level in all states with licensure laws, and to apply for advanced standing in graduate programs. In many cases, this enables graduates to complete a traditional two-year master's program in social work in a single year.
WHERE GRADS GO
Our students prepare for graduate and professional programs and for the workplace. Graduates have been placed in many areas that make use of their acquired skills that include, but are not limited to:
James Trent, Program Director
Department of Social Work
Wenham, MA 01984 USA
Social Work Program Student Handbook (PDF)
Social Work Program Student Handbook 2013-2014
Social Work Program Application (PDF)
Application to the Social Work program
Social Work Field Application (PDF)
Application for the Social Work field practicum
Pulling Off the Mask: Social Networking Study (PDF)
A study by Bryan Auday, Ph.D. and Sybil Coleman, M.S.W., M.Ed.
Social Work Program Assessment, Fall Semester, 201 (PDF)
Social Work Program Assessment, Fall Semester, 2013
The Semesterly (PDF)
Spring 2015 department newsletter