Admission Requirements (Campus and Distance Delivery)


  1. Academic
    An initial screening is made on the basis of academic eligibility.  Please note we do not consider community college credits for this program.

    If applying with the minimum five university credits (30 credit hours) or one full year of university
    , a minimum average of B- (70%) is required. (The BSW degree will take approximately 3 years to complete.)

    If applying with a university degree or almost completed degree
    , a minimum average of B- (70%) in the last 10 most recent credits completed (60 credit hours) is required. (The BSW degree will take approximately 2 years to complete.)

    The School of Social Work has an Affirmative Action policy for applicants who are Acadian, Aboriginal, African Canadian, members of other racially-visible groups, persons with disAbilities and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two Spirited, Queer and Intersex (LGBTTQI) people. Members of these groups who have five general (non social work) university credits that average B- are eligible to apply under this policy.

    Applicants make their request in a place provided on the Social Work Statement cover sheet, which is part of the BSW application package. Each candidate is considered individually on the basis of her/his qualifications, rather than in relation to other applicants. The admission requirements are otherwise the same for all candidates.

  2. Relevant work/and or volunteer experience
    Most volunteer positions are considered with the exception of food preparation and canvassing. Academic field placement hours are not considered

  3. Two out of three references are required
    Academic and/or Work and/or Volunteer

  4. Social Work statement
    Candidates write a statement that discusses a current social issue and their motivation to study social work.