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Prospective Students

Are you interested in learning more about social work or the admission criteria required for the Bachelor of Social Work program?

Information sessions will resume in fall 2014. Please check back for dates and times.

Please note that the School of Social Work has moved to Coughlan College, while renovations are underway at St. John's College. 

Did you know?

  • Memorial offers the Bachelor of Social Work as a first degree and second degree.
  • There is a growing need for social workers.
  • The salary is competitive with other helping professions.
  • Memorial's School of Social Work faculty are involved in diverse research and practice areas ranging from mental health and children's protection, to independence and quality of life for older persons, to gender, parenting and mental distress.

Important Links
Bachelor of Social Work
BSW as a Second Degree
Admission Requirements
Social Work Admissions Test
How to Apply
Regulations for BSW

Q & A

 

Who qualifies as a pre-social work student?
A pre-social work student is any university student who wishes to enter the social work program and is working toward completing the electives required for admission.

Who is well suited for MUN's BSW Program?
The BSW program admits students from a range of educational backgrounds. Students who excel in the program are committed to academic integrity, ethical standards, and competent social work practice.

Memorials's BSW admission takes into account: Academics (weighted at 40%); work and/or volunteer experience, self appraisal, and 3 references (30%); the BSW Admissions Test and Personal Suitability for the Profession of Social Work (as asseessed by test and applications (30%).

What type of work/volunteer experience would be considered "human services"?
While the school does not recommend a specific "human services" experience, work related to human services would include any work/volunteer experience that relates to social work including but not limited to the following:

  • Working and/or volunteering with an agency in a helping capacity (Ex. Experiences that foster: relationship building, provision of support, education or resources to community groups
  • Experiences that involve the use of self, supportive interactions with others, advocacy, serving on community boards
  • Examples of experience may include: summer camps, community programs, public awareness work, mentoring programs
  • Past applicants have worked and/or volunteered with a variety of agencies ranging from community centres, long-term care facilities, hospitals, education settings, etc.

How do I know if I have been granted transfer credits?
To determine whether or not any of the credits attained previously from another educational institution can be credited towards your BSW degree you will need to contact the Registrar's Office and request a transfer credit evaluation. Questions regarding the transfer credit evaluation process should be directed to the Evaluations Officer in the Office of the Registrar by e-mail at transfer.credit@mun.ca or by phone at (709) 864-4423.

Job Prospects
Mun's BSW graduates are qualified to work in a variety of settings including child, youth and family services, long term care centers, corrections facilities, addictions services, hospitals, schools, and mental health programs.

There is an annual vacancy rate of 6.5% for social work positions in Newfoundland and Labrador. Most of MUN`s BSW graduates begin their career with a starting salary ranging from $63,000 to $71,000 anually.

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