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Introduction

The School offers a Bachelor of Social Work degree that is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). The educational objective of the B.S.W. curriculum is to provide students with the knowledge, values, and skills necessary for an initial level of professional practice focusing on the interface between personal problems and public issues. It addresses issues of power and issues of discrimination based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and culture. The program trains students in generalist social work practice and aims to provide competency in a wide variety of areas, including preparation to work in systems of any size. Critical thinking and structural analysis are, therefore, central to the learning experience offered by the School and to the promotion of social justice and human well-being.

The Bachelor of Social Work degree is a single, integrated program that can be completed in two years on a full-time basis or in three years on a part-time basis. The curriculum includes courses on theory, policy, research, and practice.

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