Faculty of Social Work

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To see a program overview, learn about the unique opportunities offered to students within this degree, and to connect to admission and faculty resource links, review the Social Work program page.

B.S.W. Bachelor of Social Work

First Year Courses Credit Hours
SWRK 1310 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy Analysis 3
SWRK 2080 Interpersonal Communication Skills 3
Electives 24
Total Credit Hours 30

TIPS FOR CHOOSING COURSES:

  • If balancing admission to Social Work with another program, note that any 30 credit hours of courses are accepted for admission. SWRK 1310 and SWRK 2080 are not required to be eligible for admission to the B.S.W. program.
  • Take courses that are of personal interest to you to increase your academic satisfaction and the potential for better grades.  Choose electives from the Recommended Introductory Courses list.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit may be used to reduce the first year course load and as a prerequisite to 2000 level courses, where applicable.  Students seeking admission to the Faculty of Social Work must complete at least 30 credit hours at the university level, in addition to the courses transferred from AP or IB programs.  Students may receive credit for applicable AP or IB courses once they are admitted to the B.S.W. program.  Contact your academic advisor for information and possible permission to register in upper level courses.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FROM UNIVERSITY 1:

Minimum Credit Hours: Any 30 credit hours of coursework.
Minimum Course Load:

University 1 may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

All admission requirements must be met by the end of April of the year of application.  

W Requirement: Not required for admission.
M Requirement: Not required for admission. 
Minimum GPA: 2.50.  Admission is competitive - a higher than minimum GPA is required and varies each year according to applicant pool.  See the Applicant Information Bulletin for more details.
Additional Requirements: A Criminal Record Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check must be completed upon admission to the program.
Selection Criteria: 60% of available spaces are awarded based on highest GPA and 40% of available spaces are awarded based on highest GPA in Education Equity priority groups.

HIGH SCHOOL PREREQUISITES FOR UNIVERSITY-LEVEL COURSES:

  • None

MINIMUM TIME TO GRADUATION:

  • 4 years (123 credit hours). 

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April 2017
First Year Planning Guide