Office of the Registrar
School of Social Work (2008/2009)
4 Program Regulations
4.1 Program of Study for Students Formally Admitted/Readmitted Prior to Fall 2009
  1. The 150 credit hour Bachelor of Social Work requires 84 SCWK credit hours, 66 non-SCWK credit hours and two internships as defined in Table 1 Bachelor of Social Work for Students Formally Admitted/Readmitted Prior to Fall 2009 and Table 2 Electives.

  2. Following formal admission to Year 3, credit hours shall normally be taken in the sequence as set out in Table 1 Bachelor of Social Work for Students Formally Admitted/Readmitted Prior to Fall 2009 and Table 2 Electives. Students wishing to change the sequence and/or reduce the course load specified for Years 3 - 5 must receive written approval from the Director of the School.

  3. No student beyond Year 3 of the program will be permitted to use as a Table 2 Electives any course completed after Year 3 that is numbered below 3000 except with the written consent of the Director.

  4. Students must complete the application for Social Work internship placement three months prior to the semester in which the internship begins.

Table 1 Bachelor of Social Work for Students Formally Admitted/Readmitted Prior to Fall 2009

Year / Term

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Year 1 and 2

  • 6 credit hours in English
  • 15 credit hours in Psychology, including Psychology 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • 6 credit hours in Sociology
  • 3 credit hours in either Anthropology or Geography or Political Science
  • 3 credit hours chosen from Philosophy 2800-2810 or Women’s Studies 2000
  • Social Work 2510 and 2700

21 credit hours from Table 2 Electives

Year 3 Fall

6 credit hours from Table 2 Electives

Year 3 Winter

6 credit hours from Table 2 Electives

Year 4 Fall

Year 4 Winter

6 credit hours from SCWK electives

Year 5 Fall

6 credit hours from SCWK electives

Year 5 Winter

SCWK 5300

Table 2 Electives

Subject to overall degree regulations, a candidate must complete 33 credit hours chosen from the following:

All courses in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science to a maximum of 33 credit hours excluding all required arts and science courses as outlined in Table 1 Bachelor of Social Work for Students Formally Admitted/Readmitted Prior to Fall 2009

A maximum of 18 of these 33 credit hours may be from subject areas other than in arts, science and social work.

No more than 24 of these 33 credit hours in electives may be taken in any single subject.

4.1.1 School of Social Work Residency Requirements
  • Students shall be required to successfully complete the following nine social work courses on the St. John's campus: SCWK 3211, 3220, 3320, 3321, 3421, 3510, 5322, 5325, and 5720.