Pursue your passion for people
Do you have a heart to see all people in society—the young and the old, the rich and the poor, the healthy and the ill—flourish in their circumstances?
Consider Calvin's bachelor of social work (BSW), a program that will prepare you to help others discover their God-given strengths and resources to improve their life situations. Calvin's accredited BSW program combines courses in the liberal arts with a community field education experience and social work courses.
Explore social work at Calvin
Majors and minors
Explore the department’s major and minors to begin crafting your degree.
Social work abroad
Take your studies and put them into practice on a semester or interim abroad.
Explore the many options you have to practice generalist social work skills, either locally or off-campus.
An elevator pitch moves Calvin College Rehabilitation Services up a level
Jill Bates went to Blythefield Country Club with the intention of networking. She left with the commitment of 162 women to write $100 checks to Calvin College Rehabilitation Services.
News & Stories, December 21, 2017
Taking a collective approach to youth development
Krista Malbouef '16 is a summer 2016 intern at The Forum in Washington, D.C., working toward improving the lives of youth.
News & Stories, August 24, 2016
A journey from simple questions to generations of wisdom
The first ever H.E.A.L.T.H. Camp was held on Calvin's campus in June 2016 for young girls from the Grand Rapids community.
News & Stories, July 8, 2016
Brand Design class welcomes Clean Water Institute of Calvin College as its next client
ARTS 355 students will help CWICC gain support and build its reputation through creation of a digital brand.
News & Stories, February 26, 2016
An expert's take on the Syrian refugee crisis
Social work professor Joe Kuilema answers a trio of questions about the impact the Syrian refugee crisis has on the refugees and the countries which host them.
News & Stories, October 8, 2015
Calvin, WMU, GVSU create innovative rehab clinic
Clinic brings together speech pathology and audiology, social work, physical therapy and occupational therapy services—all under one roof.
News & Stories, September 23, 2015
Walking Boldly: Kathryn Knox
Kathryn Knox '15 is heading to Guatemala for two years to serve in the Peace Corps.
News & Stories, June 8, 2015
Calvin partners with school in Liberia to fight Ebola
The Calvin community is raising money to fund programming designed to educate, reduce stigma, and respond to the trauma Ebola has caused to families and communities in Liberia.
News & Stories, December 1, 2014