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Admission

Admission to the Bachelor of Social Work program is open to:

  • persons with a minimum of 60 credits of coursework in the Bachelor of Arts program or equivalent; or,
  • persons holding a Bachelor of Arts (or equivalent).

An overall average of at least 68% on the last 30 credits preceding admission is required. Pre-admission studies must include:

  • SOWK 200 (a prerequisite to SOWK 201) and SOWK 201 with a minimum grade of 72% in both courses;
  • 6 credits of first-year English or ASTU 150 and 3 credits of first-year English; and
  • 18 credits of coursework in the social sciences and humanities. Courses dealing with the Canadian political system, the history of Canada, and First Nations issues are recommended.

Two letters of reference and an account of all relevant volunteer and/or paid work experience are required. Assessment of professional suitability is determined by members of the School's faculty through an interview process, which will include a written component. The quality of the applicant's writing skills will be considered in the overall assessment.

Admission is based on the applicant's academic standing and suitability for a career in social work. Special consideration is given to qualified applicants of First Nations ancestry, members of a visible minority, or persons with disabilities.

Interviews are conducted in Stage II following the initial evaluation. Successful applicants completing Stage II will be required to submit a criminal record check.

The program has a limited enrolment, and admission is competitive. Fulfilment of the minimum requirements for admission is not a guarantee of acceptance.

Persons considering application to the program should visit the School's website. Required application forms with instructions and detailed program information are available to download from the website.

The deadline for application to the program is January 15.

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