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School of Social Work (2017/2018)
6 Program Regulations
6.1 Bachelor of Social Work (as a First Degree)
  • The 120 credit hour Bachelor of Social Work (as a First Degree) requires 75 professional education credit hours from the School of Social Work that include two practica plus 45 general education credit hours from Table 1 Complementary Studies as defined in Table 2 Bachelor of Social Work (as a First Degree).

  • Courses from Complementary Studies are counted only once even if they are listed for more than one Learning Objective.

  • Following admission to Year 2, credit hours shall normally be taken in the sequence as set out in Table 2 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.

  • Students must complete the application for their social work practicum in January for the Fall semester and in April for the Winter semester.

Table 2 Bachelor of Social Work (as a First Degree)

Year / Term

Required Professional Education Courses

Required General Education Courses

  • Year 1
  • Fall and Winter

27 credit hours from Table 1 Complementary Studies as noted in the Admission requirements

  • Year 2
  • Fall

6 credit hours from Table 1 Complementary Studies Learning Objective Three

  • Year 2
  • Winter

6 credit hours from Table 1 Complementary Studies Learning Objective Four

  • Year 3
  • Fall

  • Year 3
  • Winter
  • Year 4
  • Fall
  • Year 4
  • Winter

6.1.1 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, and 4323.