Bachelor of Social Work

About the Bachelor of Social Work

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is a 10 month full time program (with a part time option) that is an excellent option for anyone who is looking to become a registered Social Worker. We understand that students who are interested in this degree can come from a variety of educational backgrounds, making the pathway to obtaining a BSW unique for each of you. This pathways page is designed to help you understand how you can attain a BSW degree from Renison.

Who can take a BSW?

The School of Social Work seeks to reflect a diverse student population and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of all ages, gender identities, cultural, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, and abilities.

Admission requirements for full-time and part-time studies to the BSW program include an academic component (which requires completion of an undergraduate BA degree with no exceptions), an English language requirement, resume, references and a personal statement. For a full list of admission requirements please visit the School of Social Work website. 

BSW Online

In the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic the School of Social Work is supporting students by offering all of its Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) courses online. These online courses have been in place for several years, typically accessed by part-time students who take some of their BSW courses online. These courses have been developed and refined over time, and offer the same academically rigorous and experiential learning experiences as in-person classes.