Make a positive impact as a school social worker and more 

Bachelor of Applied Science | Bachelor of Social Work (124 credits)

Advance in any profession or prepare for a career in social work with the bachelor of applied science in integrative professional studies at Davenport University. This integrative studies degree is offered through a unique partnership between Davenport and Kuyper College, also located in Grand Rapids. 

Through this collaboration, you’ll earn two degrees in four years — the bachelor of applied science from Davenport University and the bachelor of social work (BSW) from Kuyper College. 

Earn this integrative studies degree in-seat on Davenport’s W.A. Lettinga Campus and online through the Global Campus and the real-time virtual format, which features scheduled courses through in-seat classrooms with real-time online technology.

What does a social worker do?    

You may be wondering exactly what a social worker does. At the heart of your career in social work, you’ll strive to enhance the well-being of others, particularly people who are vulnerable, oppressed and living in poverty. 

With your social work degree, you’ll be well positioned for careers in social work, from a school social worker to working in a variety of settings, such as hospitals and clinics, nursing homes, community mental health clinics, private practices, state and local governments, universities, substance abuse clinics and military bases. 

Explore classes for the social work degree

When you pursue the bachelor of applied science in integrative professional studies, you’ll take courses at both Davenport and Kuyper College. At Davenport, you’ll take foundational courses as well as courses in arts and sciences, business and health professions. You’ll then complete courses in social work and religious studies at Kuyper College. This collaborative partnership results in two degrees in four years — the bachelor of applied science in integrative professional studies from Davenport and a social work degree from Kuyper College.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

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Earn 2 degrees in 4 years — from Davenport and Kuyper College
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Social work jobs are expected to grow 13% through 2029 (BLS)

Why the integrative studies and social work degrees?

Through your bachelor of applied science in integrative professional studies and your social work degree, you’ll gain the theoretical understanding that will enable you to work as a school social worker as well as with other individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities in a range of settings. Focus is also placed on helping you to think globally in the field of social work. Plus, for those interested, this program will prepare you to continue on to earn a graduate-level social work degree. 

Experience the Davenport difference:
 

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Earn two degrees in four years 

Earn a bachelor of applied science and a social work degree in just four years through Davenport’s partnership with Kuyper College. 

 

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Gain a range of skillsets 

Grow skills in general studies and business as well as social work through this unique partnership with Kuyper College.

 

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Expand your career options 

Develop critical thinking and communication skills needed for a variety of other careers, from public relations to management.  

 

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Be a school social worker and more

Prepare for careers in social work, from a school social worker to a social worker in substance abuse clinics or a range of other settings.

 

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Hands-on experience

Gain hands-on experience for your career in social work through social work internships that are fulfilled through Kuyper College. 

 

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Explore today’s complex issues

Take courses that explore the complex issues and opportunities surrounding diversity in American society and workplaces.

 

Start on your bachelor of applied science and social work degrees

Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward the bachelor of applied science and social work degrees.  

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at info@davenport.edu.

Apply now or request more information

Start on your path to be a school social worker or other rewarding position. Request more information or begin your application now.

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About Davenport University

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Davenport is a private, not-for-profit university with more than 150 years of experience preparing students for successful careers.

Offering over 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, we align with top employers to design degree programs that help you gain the skills and real-world experience you need to rise above the rest. With small class sizes and campuses across Michigan or online, you’ll earn a quality education on your schedule at Davenport University. 

Additional resources

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
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