/ Sociology and Social Work Department

Facilities and Classrooms

Our faculty, staff and coursework are based in Van Zoeren Hall. However, your studies, fieldwork, internships and research might take you through campus, into the community, across the country and around the world.

Van Zoeren Hall

41 Graves Place Holland, MI 49423

Once the college’s library, Van Zoeren Hall was redesigned to provide classrooms and faculty offices. Later, Van Zoeren Hall was connected to the newly built Van Wylen Library and VanderWerf Hall. The Academic Success Center, located on the second floor, provides students with group and individual opportunities to become successful, active learners. Learn more.

Interactive Classes

Our program is designed to give you hands-on, real-world experience. In the spirit of studying human behavior, it’s important that education extends beyond the classroom — and even the campus — to experience how and where others live. As a social work major, that means 400+ hours in the field. As a sociology major with a criminal justice emphasis, you’re required to spend time off-campus and intern in Philadelphia. All majors are encouraged to pursue off-campus study opportunities.

Frost Research Center

The Frost Research Center is Hope’s center for survey research and data mining, providing services to our campus and community.