Office of the Registrar
School of Social Work (2012/2013)
5 Program Regulations
5.1 Bachelor of Social Work (as a First Degree)
  1. The 120 credit hour Bachelor of Social Work (as a First Degree) requires, 48 non-SCWK credit hours and 72 SCWK credit hours that include two internships as defined in Table 1 Bachelor of Social Work (as a First Degree).

  2. Following admission to Year 2, credit hours shall normally be taken in the sequence as set out in Table 1 Bachelor of Social Work (as a First Degree). Students wishing to change the sequence and/or reduce the course load specified for Years 2 - 4 must receive written approval from the Dean of the School. A change in course sequence may result in an extension to the length of time normally required to complete the program.

  3. 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 (as a First Degree)

Year / Term

Required Courses

Elective Courses

  • Year 1
  • Fall and Winter

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.

  • Year 2
  • Fall

  • Year 2
  • Winter
  • One of Philosophy 2551, 2552, 2553, or 2591
  • Psychology 2010 or Psychology 2011 (whichever one has not been taken during Fall above)
  • 3 credit hours in Sociology at the 2000 level or above
  • SCWK 2321
  • SCWK 2520

  • Year 3
  • Fall

  • Year 3
  • Winter

  • Year 4
  • Fall

3 credit hours from: SCWK 4317 or 4620

  • Year 4
  • Winter

SCWK 4302

3 credit hours from: SCWK 4321, 4322, 4323 or SCWK 4820-4829

5.1.1 Program Residency Requirements

Students shall be required to successfully complete all Social Work courses on the St. John’s campus except for: SCWK 1710, 3300, 3311, 4302, 4321, 4322, 4323, and 4820-29.