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The School of Social Work, Renison University College, University of Waterloo offers two unique Social Work degrees: the post-degree Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and the online Master of Social Work (MSW). Both are offered through full-time or part-time studies.

Applicants to the BSW program require a Bachelor of Arts (or equivalent) degree with the required prerequisite social work and social science foundation courses. Conditional admission is available to qualified applicants with a Bachelor of Arts (or equivalent) degree who have not completed all the prerequisite courses. Full-time studies are distinguished by an intensive ten-month program, while part-time studies may be completed within three years. The program prepares students through theory and practice opportunities (720 practicum hours) to enable them to enhance the quality of life for their clients and promote human rights and social justice in the larger community. 

The BSW program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education. Graduates are eligible for registration under the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and are eligible for membership in the Ontario Association of Social Workers. Graduates are employed in every province in Canada and elsewhere.

For further information, visit the School of Social Work website.


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