|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Sault Ste. Marie|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, University|
|Nominal duration||4 years, includes 1 field practicum|
|Tuition fee||CA$19,660 per year
The above fee is for and includes tuition (CA$ 18,287), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$425 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$125) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents) with an overall minimum average of 70 percent:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If you have not completed your last 3 years of full-time studies in English in a country where English is an official language, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency through one of the language tests below:
If you do not meet any of the above requirements, you may be admitted to Algoma University’s English for Academic Purposes Program (EAPP). Successful completion of EAPP Level 4 or Level 5 with a grade of 80% or higher will also satisfy the English language requirement, and you will earn 3 credits toward your academic studies.
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Algoma University’s four-year Bachelor of Social Work degree prepares students for generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and societies.
You will examine a variety of topics and will understand how northern communities significantly differ from urban communities in regards to health services, family and child welfare, and the social welfare system. Our graduates will understand crisis intervention, and how to deal with victims of abuse, including those who were affected by the residential school system in Canada. Unlike any other Ontario university, Algoma U is situated on the former site of the Shingwauk Indian Residential School and offers special lectures and guest presentations from residential school Survivors. Many fellow classmates may in fact be Survivors. This provides the students with a unique learning experience and the opportunity for students to better understand oppression, colonization, and self-determination.
Earn a degree with high career prospects
Social workers are in high demand in Canada, especially in northern, rural, remote areas. Our program was developed in consultation with local employers in Northern Ontario who have cited a growing need for social workers.
Get hands-on experience
In the professional years of your degree, students will complete a 700-hour field practicum which will give students real-life experience working in a social work setting.
Social work graduates have an easier time finding employment after graduation than graduates in most other fields.
This program is designed to help fulfill the need for social workers in northern, rural, remote regions. A degree in social work is highly sought after in the work world. Plus, social workers are found in the broadest range of workplace settings:
- public agencies
- private businesses
- nursing homes
- private practices
- police departments