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.
Calvin professor partners on $1 million grant project to help churches be anti-racist
Calvin professor Mark Mulder is part of a trio of researchers helping the Alliance of Baptists denomination understand what it means to be anti-racist, and how to move their congregations toward that desired future state.
News & Stories, November 6, 2020
Finding her place outdoors
Jaylyn Gough '06 is the founder of Native Women's Wilderness, which strives to create a platform for the voices of native women.
Spark, September 01, 2019
Joe Kuilema named Professor of the Year
Calvin social work professor Joe Kuilema voted 2019 Professor of the Year by students.
News & Stories, May 14, 2019
A classroom for the ages
The grant-funded Intergenerational Connections Project is providing a rich learning environment where traditional college students and adult learners are thriving together.
News & Stories, May 14, 2019
Calvin social work program ranked in top 40 nationwide
Calvin College received recognition for its outstanding social work program, ranked in the top 40 programs nationwide by The Best Schools.
News & Stories, November 6, 2018
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
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