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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
August 21, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Bachelor of Social Work - College Pathways



New for 2014, graduates from accredited Canadian College Social Service Worker (SSW) and Child and Youth Worker (CYW) diploma programs can apply as transfer students to Laurier's Bachelor of Social Work degree

College transfer applicants will be able to take a full course load (4-5 courses per semester), in the fall (September-December) and winter (January - April) terms, while taking a 4 month summer break. Those students looking to take the program part-time, will still have the option to do so. Bachelor of Social work summer courses will be offered until the end of 2015.

To be considered for admission, graduates from SSW or CYW programs must achieve a minimum overall average of 75%. Each pathway will take a minimum of 3 years of study to complete.


Social Service Worker graduates: 

Eligible applicants from an accredited SSW program will receive 2.5 Social Work transfer credits and 3.5 elective credits. In addition to the required Social Work courses listed below, students must complete the 2.0 credits in Brantford Foundations, 2.0 credits in Indigenous Studies (ID 120, 201, 301, 360), and an additional 1.0 credits in elective courses over the course of their degree. 

SSW graduates will be required to complete the courses below, including the 1.0 required elective credits:

Social Work courses:
SK 313 - Practice with Groups
SK 221 - Social Policy
SK 312 - Quantitative Research Methods
SK 311 - Critical Issues: Aboriginal People of Canada 
SK 314 - Practice with Families & Children
SK 315 - Practice with Individuals
SK 321 - Community Practice
SK 322 - Qualitative Research Methods
SK 399 - Field 1 + Practice Seminar*
SK 499 - Field 2 (Tues-Fri - 364 hrs in 12 wks) + Practice Seminar*
SK 411 - Human Sexuality & Gender Issues
SK 412 - Creative Arts in Social Work Practice
SK 421 - Social Movements, Social Justice and Vulnerable Populations
SK 422 - Aboriginal Wholistic Healing
*SK 399 & SK 499 are 1.5 credits each

Indigenous Studies courses:
ID 120 - Indigenous Peoples in a Contemporary World
ID 201 - Indigenous Perspectives on Global Issues
ID 301 - Indigenous Community Studies
ID 360 - Native - Settler Relations

Brantford Foundations courses:
BF 190 - Modernity and the Contemporary World
BF 199 - Modernity: Critique and Resistance
BF 290 - Academic Literacy: Social Sciences
BF 299 - Academic Literacy: Humanities



Child & Youth Worker graduates:

Eligible applicants from an accredited CYW program will receive 1.0 Social Work transfer credits and 6.5 elective credits. In addition to the required Social Work courses listed below, students must complete the 1.0 credits in Brantford Foundations (BF 190 & BF 290) and an additional 2.0 credits in Indigenous Studies (ID 120, 201, 301, 360) over the course of their degree. 

CYW graduates will be required to complete the courses below:

Social Work courses:
SK 211 - Human Behaviour & Environment
SK 212 - Social Work as Transformative Action
SK 221 - Social Policy
SK 222 - Child Welfare
SK 311 - Critical Issues: Aboriginal People of Canada
SK 312 - Quantitative Research Methods & Analysis 
SK 313 - Practice with Groups
SK 314 - Practice with Families & Children
SK 315 - Practice with Individuals
SK 322 - Qualitative Research Methods
SK 321 - Community Practice
SK 399 - Field 1 + Practice Seminar*
SK 499 - Field 2 (Tues-Fri - 364 hrs in 12 wks) + Practice Seminar*
SK 411 - Human Sexuality & Gender Issues
SK 412 - Creative Arts in Social Work Practice
SK 421 - Social Movements, Social Justice and Vulnerable Populations
SK 422 - Aboriginal Wholistic Healing
*SK 399 & SK 499 are 1.5 credits each

Indigenous Studies courses:
ID 120 - Indigenous Peoples in a Contemporary World
ID 201 - Indigenous Perspectives on Global Issues
ID 301 - Indigenous Community Studies
ID 360 - Native - Settler Relatons

Brantford Foundations courses:
BF 190 - Modernity and the Contemporary World
BF 290 Academic Literacy: Social Sciences