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Winter 2009

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Social Work

Years 3 and 4: A minimum of twenty courses (including four Social Work courses, a statistics course, two Science courses, and ten courses from Arts, Languages and Social Sciences) is required prior to admission to Year 3.

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 from the Office of the Registrar or the School of Social Work. A minimum average of 8.0 in Social Work courses is required. 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.

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.

The Year 3 and 4 Social Work program is intended for full-time study. A full-time course load in years 3 and 4 is defined as 6 courses per term, including 2 placement courses per term. Students who are not able to attend on a full-time basis at any point after admission to the program must obtain written permission and seek advice from the School of Social Work.

Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities are encouraged to apply.

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.

Admission for University Graduates: University graduates with a three-year or General degree in Arts or Social Sciences with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 8.0 (70%), or an average of at least 8.0 in their last twenty courses taken, including at least one course in statistics or research methods, may be considered for admission to a two-year, four-semester program leading to a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree. Applicants should have volunteer or work experience in human service agencies and community organizations.