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SOCIAL WORK
Honours Bachelor of Social Work
Honours Bachelor of Social Work and Disability Studies
Honours Bachelor of Social Work and Women's Studies
Minor in Diaspora Studies

SOCIAL WORK DEGREE COMPLETION PATHWAY
Honours Bachelor of Social Work for University Graduates
Honours Bachelor of Social Work for Ontario College Child and Youth Care Program (formerly Child and Youth Worker) Graduates

Additional Information: Social Work Program Regulations and admission requirements

DISABILITY STUDIES PROGRAMS: (joint programs with Psychology)
BA Honours in Disability Studies
Honours Bachelor of Social Work and Disability Studies
Honours BA in Disability Studies and Psychology
Combined Honours BA in Disability Studies
Minor in Disability Studies
BA Honours Bachelor of Arts in Disability Studies for Ontario College Child and Youth Care (formerly Child and Youth Worker) - Degree Completion Pathway
Honours Bachelor of Arts in Disability Studies for College of Applied Arts and Technology Graduates - Degree Completion Pathway

COURSES
DISABILITY STUDIES COURSES
SOCIAL WORK
DISASPORA
PSYCHOLOGY

Honours Bachelor of Social Work

Degree Requirements

Total courses: 40
(a) SWRK-1170, SWRK-1180, SWRK-2040, SWRK-2100, SWRK-3360, SWRK-3370, SWRK-3380, SWRK-3390, SWRK-3440, SWRK-3710, SWRK-4230, SWRK-4300, SWRK-4310, SWRK-4730 (9 credit hours), SWRK-4750 (12 credit hours).
(b) GART-1500, GART-1510;
(c) SOSC-2500;
(d) Two courses from Science;
(e) A minimum of six courses from one of the disciplines or programs of study listed below: Communication Studies, Media, and Film, Labour Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Women's and Gender Studies, Political Science, Family and Social Relations, Diaspora Studies, and Disability Studies.
(f) 9 courses from any area of study including Social Work courses.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study..

Program Sequencing
Year 1: GART-1500, GART-1510, SWRK-1170, SWRK-1180, two science courses, two introductory courses from a social science discipline and two introductory courses from any area of study.
Year 2: SOSC-2500, SWRK-2040, SWRK-2100, and four courses at the 2000-4000 level from a social science discipline, plus three courses from any area of study.
Year 3: SWRK-3360, SWRK-3370, SWRK-3380, SWRK-3390, SWRK-3440, SWRK-3710, plus four courses from any area of study including Social Work.
Year 4: SWRK-4230, SWRK-4300, SWRK-4310, SWRK-4730, SWRK-4750.

Phasing out of previous curriculum: Program advisors will determine appropriate exceptions for students who are completing their program under the previous curriculum and who fall out of sequence.

Honours Bachelor of Social Work and Women's Studies

Degree Requirements

Total courses: 40

(a) Social Work: SWRK-1170, SWRK-1180, SWRK-2040, SWRK-3360, SWRK-3370, SWRK-3380, SWRK-3390, SWRK-3440, SWRK-3710, SWRK-4230, SWRK-4300, SWRK-4310, SWRK-4730 (9 credit hours), and SWRK-4750 (12 credit hours).
(b) Women' Studies:
    (i) WGST-1000, WGST-2200, WGST-2500, WGST-3060;
    (ii) WGST-2510 or HIST-2510;
    (iii) WGST-2100 or SACR-2100;
    (iv) one of WGST-3590, PHIL-3590, WGST-3050;
    (v) two of WGST/POLS-2110, POLS-2110, 53/WORK-2600, WGST-3100, WGST-3530/SACR-3530, WGST/HIST-3400, or WGST-3900;
    (vi) SWRK/WGST-3550; one of SWRK/WGST-3470 WGST-3300 OR WGST-3850*;
    (vii) three additional Women's and Gender Studies courses.

(c) GART-1500, GART-1510;
(d) SOSC-2500;
(e) One science course;
(f) Three courses from any area of study, excluding Social Work and Women's and Gender Studies. (It is recommended that these courses be from related disciplines)

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirements (a) and (b), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study..

*WGST-3850 may count as equivalent only when offered as a Walls to Bridges course under section code "75".

Program Sequencing
Year 1: (Ten courses) GART-1500, GART-1510, SWRK-1170, SWRK-1180, WGST-1000, WGST-2100 (or SACR-2100), WGST-XXX (one Women's and Gender Studies course), one science course,; and two courses from any area of study, excluding Social Work and Women's and Gender Studies.

Year 2: (Ten Courses) SOSC-2500, SWRK-2040, WGST-2510 (or HIST-2510), WGST-2200, WGST-2500; two of WGST/POLS-2110, WGST/WORK-2600, WGST-3100, WGST-3530/SACR-3530, or WGST-3900; two Women's and Gender Studies courses, and one course from any area of study, excluding Social Work and Women's and Gender Studies.
Year 3: (Ten courses) SWRK-3360, SWRK-3370, SWRK-3380, SWRK-3390, SWRK-3440, SWRK-3710, WGST-3590 (or PHIL-3590 or WGST-3050), WGST-3060, SWRK/WGST-3550 Feminist Social Work Practice; and one of SWRK/WGST-3470 or WGST-3300 or WGST-3850*;
Year 4: SWRK-4230, SWRK-4300, SWRK-4310, SWRK-4730 (9 credit hours), SWRK-4750 (12 credit hours).

Minor in Diaspora Studies

Requirements: Six courses: INCS-2360, POLS-1709 and four of the following: ENGL-2210, ENGL-3210, ENGL-2220, ENGL-3220, PHIL-2550, CMAF-2450, CMAF-4620, HIST-3610, HIST-3620, PSYC-2360, PSYC-3420, PSYC-4450, SWRK-2100, SACR-2400, SACR-3330.

Honours Bachelor of Social Work for University Graduates

Degree Requirements

Total courses: 20

(a) SWRK-2040, SWRK-2100, SWRK-3360, SWRK-3370, SWRK-3380, SWRK-3390, SWRK-3440, SWRK-3710, SWRK-4230, SWRK-4300, SWRK-4310, SWRK-4730 (9 credit hours), SWRK-4750 (12 credit hours).
(b) SOSC-2500 or equivalent;
(c) One course from any area of study

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study..

Students who have previously taken SOSC-2500 or equivalent may substitute a social science course at the 2000-4000 or a 3000-4000 level social work course.

Phasing out of previous curriculum: Program advisors will determine appropriate exceptions for students who are completing their program under the previous curriculum and who fall out of sequence.

Program Sequencing
Year 1: SOSC-2500, SWRK-2040, SWRK-2100, SWRK-3360, SWRK-3370, SWRK-3380, SWRK-3390, SWRK-3440, SWRK-3710, one course from any area of study.
Year 2: SWRK-4230, SWRK-4300, SWRK-4310, SWRK-4730 (9.0 credit hours), SWRK-4750 (12 credit hours).

Honours Bachelor of Social Work for Ontario Child and Youth Care Program Graduates

Students are strongly advised to consult with a Social Work academic advisor before registering for courses in this program.

Degree Requirements

Total courses: 20, plus a minimum of an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology Child and Youth Care diploma with the following stipulation: In cases where a student previously completed a university course or courses, the course(s) will not be used to fulfill the 20 course degree requirements if they were used by the College of Applied Arts and Technology to grant advanced standing in the diploma or certificate program. In such cases, the Social Work Undergraduate Program Coordinator (or designate) will identify a substitute course requirement.

(a) SWRK-2040, SWRK-2100, SWRK-3360, SWRK-3370, SWRK-3380, SWRK-3390, SWRK-3440, SWRK-3710, SWRK-4230, SWRK-4300, SWRK-4310, SWRK-4730 (9 credit hours), SWRK-4750 (12 credit hours).
(b) SOSC-2500 or equivalent;
(c) One course from any area of study

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study..

Students who have previously taken SOSC-2500 or equivalent may substitute a social science course at the 2000-4000 level or a 3000-4000 level social work course.

Phasing out of previous curriculum: Program advisors will determine appropriate exceptions for students who are completing their program under the previous curriculum and who fall out of sequence.

Program Sequencing
Year 1: SOSC-2500, SWRK-2040, SWRK-2100, SWRK-3360, SWRK-3370, SWRK-3380, SWRK-3390, SWRK-3440, SWRK-3710, one course from any area of study.
Year 2: SWRK-4230, SWRK-4300, SWRK-4310, SWRK-4730 (9 credit hours), SWRK-4750 (12 credit hours).


DISABILITY STUDIES

BA Honours in Disability Studies

Degree Requirements


Total courses: 40 courses
(a) six discipline foundation courses: PSYC-1150, PSYC-1160, SWRK-1170, SWRK-1180, DISB/SJST-1000, SWRK-2100;
(b) four Disability Studies or Disability Studies-Emphasis courses

(c) one social science research methods course: PSYC-2300;
(d) three human development courses: PSYC-2230, PSYC-2240, PSYC-2250;
(e) six Disability Studies courses: DISB-3010, DISB-3020, DISB-4010,DISB-4020, DISB-4650 (6.00 credit course);

(f) two courses from Arts;
(g) two courses from Languages or Science;
(h) two additional courses from Arts, Languages, Social Sciences or Science.

(i) GART-1500, GART-1510;
(j) SOSC-2500;
(k) 11 courses from any area of study.


Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirements (a) to (e), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study..

Recommended Course Sequence
Year 1: PSYC-1150, PSYC-1160, SWRK-1170, SWRK-1180, DISB/SJST-1000, GART-1500, GART-1510, one Arts course, one Languages or Science course; one Arts, Languages, Social Sciences or Science course;
Year 2: SWRK-2100, PSYC-2300, PSYC-2230, PSYC-2240, SOSC-2500, one Arts course, one Languages or Science course, one Arts, Languages, Social Sciences or Science course; two courses from any area of study;
Year 3: DISB-3010, DISB-3020, two
Disability Studies-Emphasis courses, PSYC-2250, five courses from any area of study;
Year 4: DISB-4010, DISB-4020, DISB-4650 (6.00 credit course), two Disability Studies-Emphasis courses; four courses from any area of study.

Honours Bachelor of Social Work and Disability Studies

Degree Requirements

Total courses: 40
(a) Social Work: SWRK-1170, SWRK-1180, SWRK-2040, SWRK-3360, SWRK-3370, SWRK-3380, SWRK-3390, SWRK-3440, SWRK-3710, SWRK-4230, SWRK-4300, SWRK-4730 (9.0 credit hours), SWRK-4310, SWRK-4750 (12 credit hours).
* Every effort will be made to ensure that Field Education I and II will allow the Combined Social Work and Disability Studies student to utilize their knowledge from both areas of study in the experiential learning process.

(b) Disability Studies
    (i) four discipline foundation courses: PSYC-1150, PSYC-1160, DISB/SJST-1000, SWRK-2100;
    (ii) three
    Disability Studies or Disability Studies-Emphasis courses;
    (iii) three human development courses: PSYC-2230, PSYC-2240, PSYC-2250
    (iv) three Disability Studies courses:
    DISB-3010, DISB-3020, DISB-4010.
(c) GART-1500, GART-1510;
(d) two Science courses;
(e) SOSC-2500;
(f) three courses from any area of study, excluding social work and disability studies.


Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirements (a) and (b), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study..

Recommended Course Sequencing:
Year 1: GART-1500, GART-1510, SWRK-1170, SWRK-1180, PSYC-1150, PSYC-1160, DISB/SJST-1000, one science course and two courses from any area of study.
Year 2: SWRK-2100, SWRK-2040, SOSC-2500, PSYC-2230, PSYC-2240, one science course, 3 Disability Studies Emphasis courses and one course from any area of study.
Year 3: SWRK-3360, SWRK-3370, SWRK-3380, SWRK-3390, SWRK-3440, SWRK-3710, PSYC-2250, DISB-3010, DISB-3020, DISB-4010.
Year 4: SWRK-4230, SWRK-4300, SWRK-4730 (9.0 credit hours), SWRK-4310, SWRK-4750 (12 credit hours),

Combined Honours BA in Disability Studies and Psychology

Degree Requirements

Total courses: 40


(a) Disability Studies:
(i) four discipline foundation courses: SWRK-1170, SWRK-1180, DISB/SJST-1000, SWRK-2100;
(ii) four Disability Studies or
Disability Studies-Emphasis courses;
(iii) six Disability Studies courses: DISB-3010, DISB-3020, DISB-4010,DISB-4020, DISB-4650 (6.00 credit course);

(b) Psychology: PSYC-1150, PSYC-1160, PSYC-2230, PSYC-2240, PSYC-2250, PSYC-2300, and PSYC-3200 and one of PSYC-3350, PSYC-3530 or PSYC-3580.
The total number of Psychology courses must include at least four 3000-level courses and two 4000-level courses.

(c) two courses from Arts;
(d) two courses from Languages or Science;
(e) two courses from any area of study, excluding Social Sciences.
(f) GART-1500, GART-1510;
(g) SOSC-2500;
(h) three courses from any area of study.


Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirements (a) and (b), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study..

Recommended Course Sequencing:
Year 1: PSYC-1150, PSYC-1160, SWRK-1170, SWRK-1180, DISB/SJST-1000, GART-1500, GART-1510,one Arts course, one Languages or Science course; one course from any area of study;
Year 2: SWRK-2100, PSYC-2300, PSYC-2230, PSYC-2240, SOSC-2500, one Languages or Science course, one Disability Studies Emphasis course; one course from any area of study, one Arts course, one course from Arts, Languages, Social Sciences or Science;

Year 3: DISB-3010, DISB-3020, PSYC-2250, PSYC-3200, one of PSYC-3350, PSYC-3530 or PSYC-3580, one Disability Studies-Emphasis course, two open psychology courses, one course from any area of study, one course from Arts, Languages, Social Sciences or Science;
Year 4: DISB-4010, DISB-4020, DISB-4650 (6.00 credit course), two Disability Studies-Emphasis courses; four open psychology courses.

Combined Honours BA in Disability Studies

Program Regulation:
Students in combined programs must complete all courses used to calculate the major average for both subject areas, and GART-1500 and GART-1510. They must also complete the degree requirements, in the order presented to a total of forty courses. Example: If the total course requirements add up to 43 once the requirements for the second subject area are included, the degree requirements are to be completed in the order presented, until the student reaches a total of 40 courses.


Degree Requirements

Total courses: forty
(a) Disability Studies: sixteen courses, including DISB/SJST-1000, PSYC-1150, PSYC-1160, SWRK-1170, SWRK-1180, PSYC-2300, PSYC-2230, PSYC-2240, PSYC-2250, SWRK-2100, DISB-3010, DISB-3020, DISB-4010, DISB-4020, DISB-4650 (double credit).
(b) Course requirements-Other subject: courses used to calculate the major average in the other subject area, as prescribed by that area of study.
(c) GART-1500, GART-1510;
(d) SOSC-2500
(e) two courses from Arts or Languages;
(f) two courses from Languages or Science;
(g) two additional courses from any area of study, excluding Social Sciences.
(h) additional courses from any area of study to a total of forty (as required).

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirements (a) and (b), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study..

Recommended Course Sequencing:
Year 1: PSYC-1150, PSYC-1160, SWRK-1170, SWRK-1180, DISB/SJST-1000, GART-1500, GART-1510;
Year 2: SWRK-2100, PSYC-2300, PSYC-2230, PSYC-2240, SOSC-2500;
Year 3: DISB-3010, DISB-3020, PSYC-2250;
Year 4: DISB-4010, DISB-4020, DISB-4650 (6.00 credit course).

Minor In Disability Studies

Requirements: six Disability Studies courses including DISB-1000, DISB-3010, DISB-3020, plus three Disability Studies or Disability Studies Emphasis courses at the 2000 level or above.

BA Honours Bachelor of Arts in Disability Studies for Ontario College Child and Youth Care Program Graduates - Degree Completion Pathway

Students are strongly advised to enroll in this program in the Summer semester so they can complete at least two of the required Year 1 courses before the Fall semester.

Students are strongly advised to consult with a Disability Studies academic advisor before registering for courses.

Degree Requirements

Total courses: 20 courses, plus a minimum of an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology Child and Youth Care diploma with the following stipulation:
In cases where a student previously completed a university course or courses, the course(s) will not be used to fulfill the 20 course degree requirements if they were used by the College of Applied Arts and Technology to grant advanced standing in the diploma or certificate program. In such cases, the Disability Studies Program Coordinator (or designate) will identify substitute course requirement(s).

(a) four discipline foundation courses: PSYC-1150, SWRK-1170, SWRK-1180, DISB/SJST-1000;
(b) one social science research methods course: PSYC-2300;
(c) two human development courses: PSYC-2240, PSYC-2250;
(d) six Disability Studies courses: DISB-3010, DISB-3020, DISB-4010, DISB-4020, DISB-4650 (6 credit course);
(e) one Disability Studies or Disability Studies-Emphasis course (2000 level or higher) and one Disability Studies or Disability Studies-Emphasis course (any level).
(f) two Arts, Languages or Science courses, excluding Disability Studies or Disability Studies-Emphasis courses.
(g) SOSC-2500;
(h) two courses from any area of study, including Psychology (excluding PSYC-1160 and PSYC-2230), Social Work, or Disability Studies.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirements (a) to (e), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.

Recommended Course Sequencing:
Year 1, Fall Semester: PSYC-1150, SWRK-1170, DISB/SJST-1000, DISB-3010, SOSC-2500;
Year 1, Winter Semester: SWRK-1180, PSYC-2240, PSYC-2300, DISB-3020, and one additional course;
Year 2, Fall Semester: PSYC-2240, DISB-4010, and three additional courses;
Year 2, Winter Semester: PSYC-2250, DISB-4020, DISB-4650 (6 credit course) and one additional course.

Honours Bachelor of Arts in Disability Studies for College of Applied Arts and Technology Graduates - Degree Completion Pathway

Degree Requirements

Total courses: 30 courses, plus a College of Applied Arts and Technology diploma in a Child and Youth Care (formerly Child and Youth Worker), Developmental Services Worker, Early Childhood Education, Educational Support and Social Service Worker program. Graduates of related Education, Community and Social Services programs may be admitted with Disability Studies Program Coordinator (or their designate) approval with the following stipulations:
- No more than nine courses can be at the 1000 level.
- In cases where a student previously completed a university course or courses, the course(s) will not be used to fulfill the 30 course degree requirements if they were used by the College of Applied Arts and Technology to grant advanced standing in the diploma or certificate program. In such cases, the Disability Studies Program Coordinator (or their designate) will identify a substitute course requirement.

(a) five discipline foundation courses: PSYC-1150, PSYC-1160, SWRK-1170, SWRK-1180, DISB/SJST-1000;
(b) one human diversity course: SWRK-2100;
(c) one social science research methods course: PSYC-2300;
(d) three human development courses: PSYC-2230, PSYC-2240, and PSYC-2250;
(e) six Disability Studies courses: DISB-3010, DISB-3020 , DISB-4010, DISB-4020, DISB-4650 (6 credit course);
(f) four Disability Studies or Disability Studies-Emphasis courses.
(g) two courses from Arts;
(h) two courses from Languages or Science;
(i) SOSC-2500;
(j) five courses from any area of study.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirements (a) to (f), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study..

Recommended Course Sequencing
Year 1: PSYC-1150, PSYC-1160, SWRK-1170, SWRK-1180, DISB/SJST-1000, SWRK-2100, SOSC-2500, one course from Arts, one course from Languages or Science; one course from any area of study;
Year 2: PSYC-2230, PSYC-2240, PSYC-2250, PSYC-2300, DISB-3010, DISB-3020, two Disability Studies or Disability Studies-Emphasis courses, two courses from any area of study;
N.B.: Students who did not complete SOSC-2500, DISB/SJST-1000, SWRK-2100, and PSYC-2300 prior to acceptance into the Disability Studies program are strongly encouraged to complete these courses by the end of the first semester of their Second Year.
Year 3: DISB-4010, DISB-4020, DISB-4650 (6 credit course), two Disability Studies or Disability Studies-Emphasis courses, one course from Arts, one course from Languages or Science, two courses from any area of study.


SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM REGULATIONS AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Honours Bachelor of Social Work


Years I and 2: Admission to the pre-professional program is governed by the general requirements of the University. A minimum of twenty courses (including four Social Work courses, SWRK-1170, SWRK-1180, SWRK-2040, and SWRK-2100. a statistics course, two Science courses, and thirteen courses from Arts, Languages and Social Sciences) is required prior to admission to Year 3.

In preparation for application to the professional program in Year 3, students are strongly encouraged to engage in volunteer experiences in human services agencies and organizations in the community.
Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and those who identify as LGBT are encouraged to apply and are eligible to request assessment through the School of Social Work Equity Admissions Policy.


Years 3 and 4: Admission to the professional program in Year 3 requires that students apply to the Office of the Registrar prior to February 1. Applications are available on the School of Social Work website and from the Office of the Registrar. A minimum average of 70% in Social Work courses is required and a cumulative average of 70% is encouraged. References must accompany the application. An interview may be required, and early applications are encouraged. Entry is for the next Fall term only, and enrollment is limited. Students who are accepted to Year 3 will be notified by the Office of the Registrar. Selection of candidates for admission will be based on grades and other relevant criteria determined by the Social Work Admissions Committee.


The Year 3 and 4 accredited professional Social Work program is intended for full-time study. A full-time course load in years 3 and 4 is defined as 5 courses per term. Students who are not able to attend on a full-time basis at any point after admission to the program must seek advice from the School of Social Work. Students who have not taken a course in the Social Work program within one calendar year of admission will be required to leave the program so that other applications may be accommodated.


Time for degree completion: Students are expected to complete their degree plan of study on a full-time basis. Those who may require additional time to complete their degree requirements must present their request in writing to the Undergraduate Studies Committee. Requests from persons with disabilities requiring accommodation are welcomed.

Transfer from other programs: Applicants transferring from other programs will be assessed individually by the Office of the Registrar and are subject to the same admission procedure to Year 3 as outlined above.

Honours Bachelor of Social Work (for University Graduates)


Two-Year Program

University graduates with a three-year degree in Arts or Social Sciences or 30 courses in Arts or Social Sciences, with a minimum cumulative average of 70%, or an average of at least 70% in their last twenty courses taken, may be considered for admission to a two-year, four-semester program leading to a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree. Applicants are strongly encouraged to engage in volunteer experiences in human services agencies and organizations in the community. Applicants must apply to the Office of the Registrar prior to February 1 for September admission.

Honours Bachelor of Social Work and Diaspora Studies (Combined Honours), Honours Bachelor of Social Work and Women's Studies (Combined Honours), Honours Bachelor of Social Work and Disability Studies (Combined Honours)

In these joint honours degree programs, students have to meet the entry requirements for both areas. Admission to years 1 and 2 is open to all qualified students. However, admission to the professional program in year 3 requires application prior to February 1st for a September admission. For admission consideration, students will have completed a minimum of 20 courses including required courses from Social Work and Women's and Gender Studies, Diaspora Studies, and/or Disability Studies.

FIELD PRACTICE COURSES

All Social Work programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) and are organized as sequences which combine studies in the social sciences, the humanities, and other course options along with professional courses in social work. The objective of the programs is to prepare graduates for generalist Social Work practice and for graduate Social Work study. Field education is an essential requirement of the Social Work program, and successful completion of Field Education courses is required for graduation. This may involve travel and/or weekend hours, and students are responsible for transportation to and from their field placement. All students will be assigned a field placement in a human service organization or community setting. Theory and Practice of Generalist Social Work courses SWRK-3360, SWRK-3370, SWRK-3380, and SWRK-3390 are taken prior to Field Education courses.