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Program-at-a-glance
Length of Study

2 years full-time

Study Options

full-time

Credential Granted

Bachelor degree

Intake(s)

Fall term (September)

Workplace Learning

Specialized Field Placements

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Transferability

Requirement for admission into the program is either a completed Social Work diploma or minimum 60 credits of University Transfer credit.

Information Sessions

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A unique program

Transformative, collaborative and supportive education: it’s at the heart of what we do. The same qualities are at the heart of what social workers do when they work with families, provide support and transform lives in the communities where they live and work.

The Bachelor of Social Work—the first Edmonton-based social work degree, and only the second in Alberta—will enable our Social Work diploma students to continue their studies in their home institution. And they’ll learn from faculty who are engaged in research, blended learning and all areas of social work practice.

Focus on sustainability

Unique to this degree is the focus on sustainability—how social, environmental and economic issues interrelate—and how we all fit in to the larger community. In addition, students enrolled in the program will be able to focus their study around one of five themes: sustainability, working with children and families, working with indigenous people (urban indigenous focus), health and mental health, and community social work practice.

Two admission pathways

This program will be of interest to graduates of accredited Alberta Social Work diploma programs as well as students who have completed 60 university-level credits and are looking to extend their professional education.


CASWE Accreditation

The Bachelor of Social Work has received accreditation status with the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) and the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) in the USA.