BSW as a First Degree

First Degree BSW

  • The BSW program is accredited by the Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE) and qualifies graduates for beginning professional practice in social work settings.
  • The program is comprised of course work and two 350 hour field practicums.
  • The BSW is not a direct-entry program. Admission Requirements for the BSW program are outlined in the University Calendar.
  • Entry to the BSW program is competitive and selection of candidates for admission is based on academic standing and relevant experience/involvement in human services.
  • The First Degree BSW is a 120 credit hour program (equivalent to four years).
  • The 30 credit hours of prerequisites are considered the first year of the program. Successful applicants are admitted to the program as second year students.
  • Once students are admitted to a BSW program, the program is an on-campus and full-time program over three years during the Fall and Winter semesters only.
  • Since the BSW is not a direct entry program, students wishing to complete the 30 credit hours of prerequisite courses, must apply and be accepted to Memorial University as an undergraduate student.
  • For more information about the BSW program, please contact
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