Social work attempts to facilitate people’s full participation in society through advocating for structural change and through facilitating change in individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. People who are vulnerable to being disadvantaged by such differences as class, race, gender, age and ability are of particular concern.
Laurier’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program incorporates social work curriculum with humanities, arts and social science courses. This balanced approach promotes learning and development that is purposeful and holistic, preparing you for satisfying and productive work and civic participation.
A unique aspect of Laurier’s Social Work program is that it allows you to focus on Aboriginal issues and includes an examination of the cultural exchanges between Canada’s colonial processes and First Nations people.
Note: Laurier’s BSW program has received its initial standing from the Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE). Current and future students will be eligible to apply for membership in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers upon graduation.
These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:
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