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Block Transfer Agreement: SSW and CYC Diplomas

Graduates from accredited Canadian college Social Service Work (SSW) and Child and Youth Care (CYC) diploma programs can apply as transfer students to Laurier’s Bachelor of Social Work program.

To be considered for admission, graduates from SSW or CYC programs must achieve a minimum of 60% in a 4U English course or equivalent, as well as a minimum overall average of 75%. This is a competitive-entry program and a higher overall average for admission may be required.

Note: Applications to the BSW program by transfer students from programs other than Ontario college SSW and CYC diploma programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A minimum overall average of 80% in previous postsecondary studies is required.

Social Service Worker Pathway

Graduates of an approved Social Service Worker (SSW) diploma program will be granted 7.0 transfer credits and be required to earn another 13.0 credits at Laurier to graduate with their Bachelor of Social Work (BSW):

Brantford Foundations

Two of:

  • BF190: Modernity and the Contemporary World
  • BF199: Academic Literacy: Humanities
  • BF290: Modernity: Critique and Resistance
  • BF299: Academic Literacy: Social Sciences

Social Work Required Courses

  • SK212: Social Work as Transformative Action
  • SK221: Social Policy
  • SK223: Critical Issues in Social Work Practice
  • SK311: Reconciliation and Indigenous-Social Work Relations
  • SK312: Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis
  • SK313: Practice with Groups
  • SK314: Practice with Families and Children
  • SK315: Practice with Individuals
  • SK322: Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis
  • SK499: Field 2 (360 hours in 12 weeks) (1.5 credit course)
  • 2.0 additional Social Work credits (400-level)

Indigenous Studies Required Courses

  • ID120: Introduction to Indigenous Studies
  • ID302: Indigenous Children and Families
  • 0.5 additional Indigenous Studies credit (200-400 level)

Electives

  • 2.5 additional elective credits in any discipline

Child and Youth Care Pathway

Graduates of an approved Child and Youth Care (CYC) diploma program will be granted 7.5 transfer credits, and be required to earn another 12.5 credits at Laurier to graduate with their Bachelor of Social Work (BSW):

Brantford Foundations

Two of:

  • BF190: Modernity and the Contemporary World
  • BF199: Academic Literacy: Humanities
  • BF290: Modernity: Critique and Resistance
  • BF299: Academic Literacy: Social Sciences

Social Work Required Courses

  • SK211: Human Behaviour and Environment
  • SK212: Social Work as Transformative Action
  • SK221: Social Policy
  • SK223: Critical Issues in Social Work Practice
  • SK311: Reconciliation and Indigenous-Social Work Relations
  • SK312: Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis
  • SK313: Practice with Groups
  • SK314: Practice with Families and Children
  • SK315: Practice with Individuals
  • SK321: Community Practice
  • SK322: Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis
  • SK399: Field 1 (360 hours in 12 weeks) (1.5 credit course)
  • SK499: Field 2 (360 hours in 12 weeks) (1.5 credit course)
  • 2.0 additional Social Work credits (400-level)

Indigenous Studies Required Courses

  • ID302: Indigenous Children and Families
  • 0.5 additional Indigenous Studies credit (200-400 level)

Learn More About Transferring to Laurier

If you have additional questions about your transition to Laurier, financial aid for transfer students or transfer credit evaluation, visit our transfer students website. If you are interested in transferring into this program with an academic history different than what is outlined above, apply using the 105 application form and your transfer credits will be assessed on an individual basis and reported to you, along with your offer letter, upon admission to Laurier.

Note: Not all program requirements are reflected in these pathway descriptions. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all academic program and course requirements have been met. Refer to regulations in the academic calendar and connect with an academic advisor once you have accepted your offer.

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