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Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Social Work program is comprised of 60 credits of coursework for students entering with a bachelor's degree, and 66 credits for those entering the program after completing 60 credits (or more) in the Faculty of Arts. The program integrates academic work with supervised social work practice in a social agency. Academic work includes study of social work practice methods; social policies; human behaviour in individuals, families, groups, and communities; research methods in social work. (The following program curriculum is currently under review and therefore subject to change.)

Bachelor of Social Work

First or Second Year Prerequisites
SOWK 200 3
SOWK 201 3
Third Year1
SOWK 305 6
SOWK 310 6
SOWK 315 6
SOWK 316 3
SOWK 320 3
SOWK 335 6
SOWK 337 3
Total Credits 33
Fourth Year
SOWK 400 3
SOWK 405 3
SOWK 415 6
SOWK 416 3
SOWK 425 3
Electives 92, 4 or 15 3, 4
Total Credits 272 or 333
1 Third- and fourth-year SOWK courses are open to B.S.W. students only.
2 A minimum of 9 elective credits are required for students who enter the BSW with a bachelor’s degree.
3 A minimum of 15 elective credits are required for students who enter the BSW with 60 or more credits but without a bachelor’s degree.
4 Students are recommended to complete electives through SOWK 440 (up to 12 credits available) or courses offered through the Faculty of Arts, preferably in the social sciences and humanities.

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