Office of the Registrar
School of Social Work (2016/2017)
5.3 Admission Requirements
5.3.1 First Degree Program
  1. To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Social Work program, applicants must have completed the 30 credit hours of required prerequisite courses outlined below by the end of the Winter semester for the year in which admission is being sought and must achieve at least 65% in each of these required prerequisite 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 of required prerequisite courses are:

    • 6 credit hours in English

    • Psychology 1000 and 1001

    • Sociology 1000

    • Social Work 1710

    • 12 credit hours in non-social work courses of which at least 6 credit hours must be from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and/or the Faculty of Science.

  2. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 hours of verified formal work/volunteer experience in human services.

  3. 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.

  4. Applicants for admission will be ranked according to their academic performance in addition to other criteria used in the selection process. For further details please refer to the School’s website at www.mun.ca/socwrk/undergraduate/prospective.php.

  5. Applicants will not be considered for admission if they have attempted SCWK 1710 twice and failed to receive a grade of 65% or higher.

  6. Applicants who complete courses required by the Bachelor of Social Work prior to admission and receive a grade of less than 65% in these courses will be required to repeat the courses upon admission to the program in the semester required by the program.

5.3.2 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.

  1. To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Social Work as a Second Degree, applicants 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 of required prerequisite courses outlined below by the end of the Winter semester preceding the academic year in which admission is being sought and achieved a grade of at least 70% in each of these required prerequisite 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 of required prerequisite courses are:

      • Social Work 1710

      • 6 credit hours in English

      • Psychology 2010 and 2020 or (2025 and 3 credit hours in Psychology at the 2000 level or above)

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

      • 9 credit hours in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and/or the Faculty of Science at the 2000 level or above.

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

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

  3. Applicants will not be considered for admission if they have attempted Social Work 1710 twice and failed to receive a grade of 70% or higher.

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

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

  3. The School of Social Work will not defer any admissions to the first or second degree programs.

5.3.4 Readmission Requirements
  1. In addition to requirements specified in Admission/Readmission Regulations for the School 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.

  2. Students who are absent from the program for more than three years must apply as a new applicant to the School of Social Work and will be required to repeat previously completed social work courses and may be required to repeat previously completed non-social work courses listed in the program.