The part-time program is designed for applicants with completed Bachelor of Arts (or equivalent) degrees who are already working in social service roles but wish to enhance their education while maintaining their employment. As with the full-time program, the same prerequisites and admission requirements must be met. See: admissions.
Students in the part-time program may enter the BSW level courses in either January or September. It is also important to note that BSW students may ONLY be enrolled in SWREN courses throughout the BSW program.
Part-time students can complete the BSW program within three years. At least one course is offered in each semester - either on-line, on-campus (one evening per week), or through multi-modal formats which include on-line course delivery with a required on-campus component or in an intensive format.
Students must take courses in both formats in order to complete the degree within three years.
Many of the part-time students will be employed in a social service agency/organization and may wish to complete their practicum requirement through their employment setting. Others may choose to seek practicum experience elsewhere. For further details about the field practicum and to see how the courses below are arranged, please see the BSW Practicum Manual and Student Handbook on the Important Documents Site.
Our BSW students take seven core SWREN academic courses, one elective SWREN academic course and three SWREN Integration Seminars (Practicum 1-3), and may ONLY be enrolled in SWREN courses throughout the BSW program. BSW courses are listed as follows:
- SWREN 411R: Integrative Practice: Aboriginal Perspectives and Social Work
- SWREN 414R: Interviewing and Assessment in Social Work Practice
- SWREN 422R: Advanced Macro Practice
- SWREN 423R: Advanced Social Group Work
- SWREN 424R: Diversity and Empowerment
- SWREN 434R: Selected Theories for Social Work Practice: Analysis and Application
- SWREN 470R: Mental Health and Addiction Issues: Social Work Responses
- SWREN 441R: Practicum 1
- SWREN 442R: Practicum 2
- SWREN 443R: Practicum 3
A choice of one of the following academic elective courses:
***Note: Due to COVID 19 travel restrictions, this course is cancelled until further notice***