|Delivery:||Full time, and part time in French through Distance Education (Université Ste-Anne)|
The Social Work Program is concerned with structural and individual change, and is committed to the eradication of social inequalities based on race, ethnicity, language, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, abilities, economic status, political affiliation, national ancestry, and all other forms of oppression.
Laurentian’s School of Social Work is committed to promoting awareness of the relationship between culture, language and ethnicity and the implications for social welfare and social work practice.
• Four-year program leads to an Honours Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
• Limited enrolment program: 45 students/year each in Sudbury and Barrie – English; 30 students/year in Sudbury – French
• Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE-ACFTS)
• Students gain valuable field experience with over 700 hours of work in approved practice settings
First-year course overview
+ electives (12 cr) in humanities, social sciences or sciences
For admission to the professional years of the social work program (2nd year +), students must formally apply to the School of Social Work before March 1 in their 1st year of study.
Students must successfully complete all first-year program requirements to be eligible for admission to the professional years. This includes SWLF 1005 or SWLF 1006/1007 with a minimum of 70%, Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Psychology both with a minimum grade of 60%; and 12 credits of electives in Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences or Mathematics. The admission process includes an application form. The applicants are rank-ordered and admitted until all spaces are filled
Second Degree and Transfer Students
A program of study is designed by the School of Social Work. Director for second degree students. According to University policy, students must complete a minimum of 60 credits for a second degree, but more credits may be required to fulfill the obligations of the social work degree. Second degree students may be permitted to take SWRK 2315 and SWLF 2106/7 concurrently with SWRK/SWLF courses from the 3000 series, but will be expected to defer commencement of the field practicum (SWRK 3605) until the following academic session.
Students who are admitted to professional years and are transferring from other programs, affiliates, or universities may not take SWRK 3405 unless they have completed the equivalent of 60 university credits, including SWLF 2106/7 with a minimum of 70%.
Admission requirements based on Grade 12 4U/M courses:
• 1 English or 1 Français (depending on language of study)
• 5 other courses
• Minimum average of 70%
Working with individuals, families, groups and communities; with government in social planning and policy; with government-funded agencies at various levels; with child and family service agencies, hospitals, healthcare programs, group homes, addiction treatment centres, community organizations…
Credit transfer opportunities are available from other recognized postsecondary institutions and are typically evaluated on an individual basis. Some fast-tracking opportunities also exist.
Collaborative agreements are in place with Ste-Anne and Hearst universities for the French program offering.