Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work

Graduation Requirements:

In addition to the program requirements listed below students must also satisfy the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) degree requirements, including regulations on first year and subject maximum and breadth requirements. Please refer to the Degree Requirement section for further information.

Program Requirements:

Students must complete SWRK 1007, SWLF 1006, SWRK 2006 and SWRK 2106 with a minimum grade of 70% in each course.

Students must complete 120 credits as follows:

Year One:

SWLF 1006 Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Development 3 cr.
SWRK 1007 Introduction to Social Work 3 cr.
*Humanities   6 cr.
Electives   18 cr.

*It is recommended that students include ACAD 1601 in their first 30 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities requirement.

Year Two:

During the second year of the Bachelor of Social Work program, students must apply for admission consideration to the professional years. Admission to the first or second year of the Bachelor of Social Work program does not guarantee acceptance into the professional years.  Further information can be found in the Admission Requirements section of the Academic Calendar.

SWRK 2006 Foundations of Social Work Practice 3 cr.
SWRK 2106 Critical Social Policy for Social Work 3 cr.
Electives   24 cr.

Year Three (Professional Years)

SWRK 3106 Social Work as a Transformative Practice 3 cr.
SWRK 3216 Social Work Professional Skills Development 3 cr.
SWRK 3226 Social Work Research 3 cr.
SWRK 3316 Structural and Interpersonal Violence 3 cr.
SWRK 3356 Individual Practice Across the Life Span I 3 cr.
SWRK 3357 Individual Practice Across the Life Span II 3 cr.
SWRK 3406 Indigenous Perspectives and Social Work Practice 3 cr.
SWRK 3506 Anti-Oppression Theorizing 3 cr.
SWRK 3505 Field Practicum I 6 cr.

Year Four (Professional Years)

SWRK 4106 Social Work Practice with Groups 3 cr.
SWRK 4306 Indigenous Wellness 3 cr.
SWRK 4316 Indigenous Child Welfare 3 cr.
SWRK 4706 Risk, Resilience and Complexity 3 cr.
SWRK 4716 Social Work Leadership 3 cr.
SWRK 4806 Community Practice in Northern, Rural, and Remote Communities 3 cr.
SWRK 4605 Field Practicum II 6 cr.
Six credits from the list of Social Work electives:  
SWRK 4416 Gerontological Social Work 3 cr.
SWRK 4426 Social Work with Children and Families 3 cr.
SWRK 4436 Social Work with Youth 3 cr.
SWRK 4446 Social Work with People with Disabilities 3 cr.
SWRK 4456 International Social Work 3 cr.
SWRK 4746 Social Work, Health and Well-Being 3 cr.

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