Only students who have been formally accepted into the Social Work program may enroll in Social Work courses at the 3000-level and beyond.
Students accepted into the professional program (Year III) must register at King's University College.
Admission to the Social Work program (third year) is by formal application by February 1 of the calendar year in which admission is sought. Enrollment in the Social Work program is limited.
The admission of each candidate is determined by the Director on the recommendation of the School's Admissions Committee. In the admissions process, candidates are chosen according to academic and non-academic requirements.
Academic requirements for admission may be completed up until the end of summer school of the year in which admission to the professional program is sought. To be eligible for admission, applicants must complete not less than 10.0 courses or equivalent of university study with an overall average of 70%. These courses must include:
3.0 courses with a minimum grade of 70% in each:
2.5 courses: Social Work 1021A/B, 1022A/B, 2206A/B, 2214A/B, 2215A/B.
0.5 course from: Writing 1020F/G, 1022F/G, 2101F/G.
7.0 additional courses with a minimum grade of 60% in each:
0.5 course: Social Work 2207A/B.
1.0 courses from Anthropology, Economics, History or Political Science.
1.5 courses from Category B.
4.0 additional courses.
Applicants must have a minimum average of 70% in the last 10.0 courses taken prior to admission to the program. In addition, all students must meet first-year requirements as outlined in the UWO Calendar.
Candidates will receive official notification of the acceptance or rejection of their application after official final year grades have been received by the School (generally the end of June of each academic year).
Students from Social Work programs of other universities may apply to transfer to third or fourth year of this program. Transfer applicants are required to meet the course and progression requirements of the Social Work program. The School will inform applicants in writing regarding Social Work courses required for the completion of the BSW (Honors) degree.
To be eligible to progress, third-year students must complete all requirements for third year successfully; and obtain an overall average of at least 70% in all principal courses, a minimum mark of 60% in each course, and a "Satisfactory" in Social Work 3320Y.
Assignments to Practica will be determined by the Coordinator of Field Instruction following consultation with students. Students should be aware that there may be financial costs (such as parking, transportation, manual and insurance) and special agency requirements (such as police checks and health requirements) associated with the Practicum. A car may be needed for some community-based placements. See the RECORDS CHECK AND VULNERABLE SECTOR SCREENING POLICY section for further details.
To be eligible for the BSW (Honors) degree, students must complete all requirements for fourth year successfully; and obtain an overall average of at least 70% in all principal courses, a minimum mark of 60% in each course, and a "Satisfactory" in Social Work 4400.
1.0 course: Social Work 1020, with a mark of at least 70%.
4.0 additional courses.
1.0 course: Social Work 2204, with a minimum mark of at least 70%
1.0 course: Social Work 2205 or its equivalent with a minimum mark of 60%.
3.0 additional courses.
5.5 courses: Social Work 3308F/G, 3311A/B, 3312A/B, 3313A/B, 3314A/B, 3315A/B, 3316A/B, 3317A/B, 3318A/B, 3319A/B, 3320Y.
2.5 courses from: Social Work 4400, 4414F/G, 4415A/B, 4421A/B.
2.0 courses from Social Work electives.