Nipissing University offers a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program that prepares students for the practice of social work through the development of competencies in working to effect change in a variety of situations that affect individuals, families, groups, organizations or communities.
Students will develop a knowledge base related to the ways in which social, cultural and institutional contexts influence human behaviour and shape social work interventions and how social structures benefit and disadvantage various segments of society. In addition to fostering intervention skills related to individuals, groups, families, communities and policies, students will develop a critical awareness of the role of social work in the development, maintenance and resolution of social and personal troubles.
Applicants must apply for admission to the professional years (Years 3 and 4) of the program. The professional years are open to both Nipissing and non-Nipissing students.
Admission to the professional years of the Bachelor of Social Work is limited and based on both academic and non-academic criteria.
Admission consideration is determined on the following criteria:
- 1. Grades (Minimum 70% overall average required)
- 2. Statement of Interest
- 3. Analysis of a Social Issue
- 4. Resume of Volunteer, Work and Educational Experience
- 5. References
For further information, contact the Admissions Office at 705-474-3450, ext. 4600, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission consideration will be given to applicants who have completed or will be in the position to complete 60 credits (10 full-course equivalents), including SWRK-1007 (or equivalent), SWRK-2006 (or equivalent), SWRK-2106 (or equivalent), SWLF-1006 (or equivalent) and 6 credits (1 full course equivalent) in Humanities by the end of April 2024. A minimum of 70% is required in each of SWRK-1007, SWRK-2006, SWRK-2106 and SWLF-1006. If admitted, a final transcript indicating that all courses have been completed and required grades/averages have been met must be received by June 30, 2024.
Find a list of approved course equivalencies for Nipissing University’s SWRK-1007, SWRK-2006, SWRK-2106 and SWLF-1006 courses. Applicants who have completed course(s) not listed and wish to have them evaluated for equivalency should contact the Admissions Office at email@example.com. We recommend that prospective applicants send their request prior to submitting an application. You may be asked to provide detailed course outlines when requesting the equivalency.
Find examples of subject areas that can satisfy Humanities, Social Science and Science requirements.
There is only one intake per year (September).
Meeting the minimum admission average does not guarantee admission.