Specialization in Social Welfare and Social Development

Graduation Requirements:

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must also satisfy the Bachelor of Arts (four-year) degree requirements, which include regulations on first year and subject maximum and breadth requirements.

Program Requirements:

Students will need to achieve a minimum 60% average in the 54 credits presented for the Specialization in Social Welfare and Social Development.

Students must complete 120 credits including 54 credits in the Specialization as follows:
SWLF 1006 Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Development 3 cr.
SWLF 2006 Ideology and Social Welfare 3 cr.
SWLF 2007 Poverty and Social Policy in Canada 3 cr.
SOCI 2126 Social Research Methods 3 cr.

ANTH/SOCI 3036 or

INDG 2106 or

SOCI 2127

Qualitative Research Methods or

Oral and Literary Storywork or

Social Statistics and Data Analysis

3 cr.
SWLF 2995 Community Service-Learning for Social Development 6 cr.
SWLF 3006 Social and Economic Justice 3 cr.
SWLF 3007 History of Social Welfare 3 cr.
SWLF Upper level   24 cr.

INDG 1006 or

INDG 2006 or

INDG 2906

Madjitang (In the Beginning) - An Introduction to Indigenous Studies or

Indigenous Places – Changing Landscapes or

Indigenous Philosophy – Inaadiziwin (Thought)

3 cr.

Breadth Requirements and Electives:

ACAD 1601   3 cr.
Humanities   3 cr.
Science   6 cr.
Electives   54 cr.


  • A maximum of 6 credits of cross-listed courses may count toward a Specialization in Social Welfare and Social Development.

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