Social Work

The School of Social Work offers a Bachelor of Social Work degree that is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE).

The educational objective is to prepare students for an initial level of professional practice focusing on the interface between personal problems and public issues. It addresses issues of power and discrimination based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and culture.

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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Admission to the program requires an application by January 31. The prerequisites required are outline on the School’s website. If you have any questions regarding applications, please contact the school.


School of Social Work and Family Studies
Jack Bell Building, 2080 West Mall
Tel: 604-822-2255