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Length of Study

2 years full-time

Study Options


Credential Granted

Bachelor degree


Fall term (September)

Workplace Learning

Specialized Field Placements


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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May 28 2020
“We’ve seen people bringing out the best in each other, being there for each other, standing up and advocating in a kind and gentle way for the people who might not have the voice or confidence or ability to speak up for themselves.”

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, 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 - Association Canadienne pour La Formation en Travail Social (CASWE-ACFTS) and the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) in the USA.