The BSW program consists of 66 credits for students who enter without a Bachelor’s degree, or 60 credits for those entering the program with a Bachelor’s degree.
- SOWK 305C: Social Work Practice I – Community (3 credits)
- SOWK 305G: Social Work Practice I – Groups (3 credits)
- SOWK 305I: Social Work Practice I – Individuals (3 credits)
- SOWK 310A: Interviewing Skills (6 credits)
- SOWK 315: Practicum I (6 credits)
- SOWK 316: Integrative Practice (3 credits)
- SOWK 325: Indigenous Peoples & Critical Social Work Analysis (3 credits)
- SOWK 335: Social Analysis for Social Work Practice (3 credits)
- SOWK 337: Culture and Race in Social Work Practice (3 credits)
Year 1 total credits: 33
Summer term: students without a prior degree should complete at least 6 credits of electives if they plan to graduate the following May, since the scheduling of SOWK 415 makes it very difficult to complete all elective requirements in Year 2.
- SOWK 400: Canadian Social Policy (3 credits)
- SOWK 405: Social Work Practice II (3 credits)
- SOWK 415: Practicum II (6 credits)
- SOWK 416: Advanced Integrative Practice (3 credits)
- SOWK 420: Introduction to Social Work Research (3 credits)
- ELECTIVES* (9 or 15 credits):
*Electives must be 300-400 level courses chosen from the following areas: Faculty of Arts, SOWK 440/450 courses, SPPH courses, Faculty of Education.
The majority of electives (i.e., 6 of 9 credits, or 9 of 15 credits) must be taken from SOWK.
Year 2 Total Credits: 27 or 33
TOTAL Credits for Year 1 and 2: 60 or 66
Advancement through the Program
Although satisfactory academic performance is prerequisite to advancement, it is not the sole criterion in the consideration of the suitability of a student for promotion or graduation. The School reserves the right to require a student to withdraw from the BSW program if he or she is considered unsuited to proceed with the study or practice of social work.