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School of Social Work (2009/2010)
2 School Description

A social work program at Memorial University of Newfoundland commenced in 1963 with the offering of a two-year diploma in public welfare. In 1965 the Bachelor of Arts (Social Welfare) degree was initiated, continuing until 1970 when the Bachelor of Social Work was established. The Bachelor of Social Work program is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work (CASSW). The program is accredited to 2010 having received the highest possible accreditation of seven years. The School also offers an undergraduate diploma and graduate degrees at the master and doctoral level.

Social work courses are designed for delivery on a philosophical base of humanism and social justice. This is accomplished in an empowering teaching and learning environment, through the practice of anti-oppression principles, within the context of critical thinking. The curriculum in social work draws upon the substance and analytical processes of the social and behavioural sciences and of the humanities. It reflects Memorial University of Newfoundland and the School of Social Work's traditional commitments to serve the people of Newfoundland and Labrador within a global context.

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Students must meet all regulations of the School of Social Work in addition to those stated in the general regulations. For information concerning fees and charges, admission/readmission to the University, and general academic regulations (undergraduate), refer to UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS.

2.1 Vision

The School of Social Work strives to strengthen human relationships and promote social justice through academic excellence.