Office of the Registrar
School of Social Work (2012/2013)
4.3 Admission Requirements
4.3.1 First Degree Program
  1. To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Social Work program, applicants must have completed the 30 credit hours outlined below by the end of the Winter semester for the year in which admission is being sought and must achieve an overall average of at least 65% in these courses and a grade of at least 65% in Social Work courses. These courses and credits must have been taken at Memorial University of Newfoundland or accepted for transfer credit from a recognized university or university college. The 30 credit hours are:

    • six credit hours in English

    • Psychology 1000 and 1001

    • Sociology 1000

    • Social Work 1710

    • 12 credit hours in non-social work elective courses. No more than 6 of these credit hours can be taken from areas other than arts and science.

  2. In addition, applicants must have achieved an average of at least 65% in the courses comprising the last 30 credit hours attempted by the end of the Winter semester for the year in which admission is being sought and for which a numeric grade has been assigned.

  3. In addition to other criteria used in the selection process, applicants for admission will be ranked according to their academic performance, which will be based on the cumulative average, together with the average on the last 30 credit hours for which a numeric grade was given and the overall average on the 30 prerequisite credit hours noted above.

  4. Successful candidates completing courses during the Spring semester will be required to meet the Academic Requirements and Promotion Regulations of the School of Social Work.

  5. A student will not be considered for admission if he/she has attempted and failed to receive a grade of 65% or higher in two or more SCWK courses or has failed to receive a grade of 65% or higher in the same social work course twice.

4.3.2 Second Degree Program

The Bachelor of Social Work as Second Degree is a 60 credit hour program intended for candidates who have completed the required courses, meet the academic performance requirements, and have extensive employment and/or formal volunteer experience. Priority is given to applicants who are bona fide residents of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

  1. To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Social Work as a Second Degree, individuals must have:

    • been awarded a Bachelor’s Degree, or approved (by the end of the Winter semester preceding the academic year in which admission is being sought) for the award of a Bachelor’s Degree from a university recognized by Memorial University of Newfoundland;

    • achieved a minimum average of at least 70% in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study attempted by the end of the Winter semester preceding the academic year in which admission is being sought and for which a numeric grade has been assigned;

    • completed the 30 credit hours outlined below by the end of the Winter semester preceding the academic year in which admission is being sought and achieved an overall average of at least 70% in these courses and a grade of at least 65% in Social Work courses. These courses and credits must have been taken at Memorial University of Newfoundland or accepted for transfer credit from a recognized university or university college. The 30 credit hours are:

      • Social Work 1710

      • Six credit hours in English

      • Psychology 2010 and 2011 or (2025 and 3 credit hours in Psychology at the 2000 level or above)

      • Six credit hours in Sociology of which 3 must be at the 2000 level or above

      • Nine credit hours at the 2000 level or above selected from the following: Anthropology, Economics, Folklore, Gender Studies (1000 level will be acceptable for Gender Studies only), Geography, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and/or Sociology.

    • completed 300 hours of verified formal work/volunteer experience in human services

  2. In addition to other criteria used in the selection process, applicants for admission will be ranked according to their academic performance.

  3. A student will not be considered for admission if he/she has attempted and failed to receive a grade of 65% or higher in two or more SCWK courses or has failed to receive a grade of 65% or higher in the same social work course twice.

  4. Successful candidates completing courses during the Spring and/or Fall semester(s) that precede the program commencement semester will be required to meet the Academic Requirements and Promotion Regulations of the School of Social Work.

4.3.3 Acceptance Procedures for Admission
  1. Applicants for the First Degree program will normally be notified of admission decisions by early June. Approved applicants for this program option will be admitted in Fall semester only.

  2. Applicants for the Second Degree program will normally be notified of admission decisions by early June. Approved applicants for this program option will normally be admitted in the Winter semester only.

4.3.4 Readmission Requirements

In addition to requirements specified in Admission/Readmission Regulations for the Bachelor of Social Work, applicants for readmission to the Bachelor of Social Work will be assessed for eligibility in accordance with Academic Requirements and Promotion Regulations, in effect for the year in which readmission is being sought, and contingent upon availability of a seat in the semester for which readmission is sought. Students who are readmitted to the program following a five-year absence will be required to do remedial work upon the recommendation of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies. Remedial work may include the repetition of classroom and/or internship courses.