SOCIAL WORK

Overview

As a social work student at Dordt, you will be equipped to become a professional social worker and will learn about what it means to live a life of service and to answer God’s call in Matthew 25 to serve and walk alongside the most vulnerable members of our society.

As a social work major you’ll work closely with your professors as you learn how to think and practice as a Christian social worker. Our small classes give you daily access to your professors’ expertise. They teach from experience, having spent years in the field.

Social workers need skills to help them relate to, communicate with, and advocate for vulnerable people here and around the world. Classes are focused on building these skills so that you can be an effective agent for change with individual clients, groups, and communities. You can expect to be actively engaged in the community and on campus as part of your learning experience as a social work major. 

And like students in all majors at Dordt, you will take a series of core education courses taught from a Christian perspective that will help shape your view of the world and your place in it.