Ripon offers pre-professional advising in social work. A liberal arts and sciences education is excellent preparation for a career in social work because it gives broad exposure to problems that people and societies face and that social workers typically encounter.

Students interested in social work may major in anthropology, economics, history, philosophy, politics and government, psychology or sociology, or may plan a self-designed major. Graduate work should be considered strongly because experience often is necessary to be accepted into master’s degree programs in social work.

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Jacqueline Clark

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Professor of Sociology

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Advising

Ripon College faculty and professional staff are dedicated to helping you reach your goals, whatever they may be and however often they may change along the way. It’s part of our value statement to you.

As a student at Ripon, you will be assigned a faculty adviser based on your area(s) of interest. You will meet with your faculty adviser throughout your time as a student to discuss your current aspirations, plan your course schedule and plot a future trajectory. We also work collaboratively with Ripon College Career and Professional Development to help match your interests and skills to concrete goals and construct a plan for professional success offering personalized career counseling, off-campus learning opportunities and an online job board with potential to connect with local, national and international employers. Our collaboration with Student Support Services provides tutoring and additional academic and skill development, as well as tools to help with note-taking, exam preparation, goal-setting and time management. Likewise, Mentors in the Franzen Center provide in-depth, one-on-one or group mentoring for students about class projects and college-level writing, and can share problem-solving strategies to overcome academic obstacles.

Advising at Ripon

Off-Campus Study

Studying off-campus, whether internationally or domestically in the United States, is an experience bound to change your view of the world. In general, full-time students in good academic standing are eligible to apply for admission to off-campus programs.

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Career Tracks

Graduates with a degree in social work typically work with a Department of Social Services, working in specialties such as juvenile justice, aging and hospice programs.

Unique Opportunities

  • Internships can be arranged in hospice programs; at Crossroads Academy, a local alternative public school; or a social services department.