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Social Science Programs

Social Science

Foster hopeful transformation for a hurting world

As divisions and injustices rise our world needs people who believe that change is possible and embody the courage to make it happen. At Gordon we have a vision for a world where justice and peace reign, where strife and division are healed. To equip our students to live that vision—to make a difference amid complexity and to bring hope and healing into the world—we nurture an embodied community where you can practice care for self, others and society.



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Bring your experiences and passion into a close community eager to learn from you. From the beginning of your Gordon journey, you’ll work with an advisor or faculty mentor to discern your unique path and plot your steps.

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At Gordon learning happens by doing. This may look like a summer research project with faculty; an honors thesis; joining a campus club like Model United Nations or the Gordon College Student Association; or spending a semester overseas studying human rights, peace and conflict. Students have interned all over the world in places like Beijing, São Paulo and Capitol Hill, and at agencies like International Justice Mission, the State Department and World Vision.

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In the end you’ll launch into a high-impact vocation and be part of a network of compassionate and committed alumni who are working to foster hopeful transformation for a hurting world.

Hear from a grad

“The liberal arts education [at Gordon] gave me such an excellent foundation to venture out into the world and not be afraid, just be ready to dip my hand into anything that came my way.”
—Freda Obeng-Ampofo ’08