Office of the Registrar
School of Social Work (2018/2019)
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 field 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).

  • Following admission to Year 2, students must complete a total of 18 credit hours of courses selected from the following Learning Objectives listed in Table 1 Complementary Studies:

    • 3 credit hours from Learning Objective Two,

    • 6 credit hours from Learning Objective Three,

    • 6 credit hours from Learning Objective Four, and

    • 3 credit hours from Learning Objective Six.

  • Courses from Complementary Studies are counted only once even if they are listed for more than one Learning Objective or cross-listed with another department.

  • 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 field practicum in January for the Fall semester and in April for the Winter semester.

  • In order for students to proceed to each field practicum (i.e., SCWK 3300 and SCWK 4302), all professional education courses and all general education courses prior to each field practicum as listed in the Table 2 Bachelor of Social Work (as a First Degree) Program of Study must be completed with each course having a final grade of 65% or greater.

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 and/or Four

  • Year 2
  • Winter

6 credit hours from Table 1 Complementary Studies Learning Objective Three and/or Four

By the end of Winter Year 2, all students normally have completed 6 credit hours for Learning Objective 3 and 6 credit hours for Learning Objective 4.

  • Year 3
  • Fall
  • Year 3
  • Winter

By the end of Winter Year 3, all students normally have completed 3 credit hours for learning Objective 2 and 3 credit hours for Learning Objective 6.

  • 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.