You will gain the skills necessary to counsel individuals and groups, develop and administer programs, empower community groups, conduct social research, analyze programs, policies and issues and develop and implement problem-solving strategies. The program is generalist in approach and will prepare you to work with minority and disadvantaged groups in urban, rural and remote areas.
September to June
This program consists of 60 credit hours of general university studies, 39 credit hours of Social Work studies and 21 credit hours consisting of two practicums. First year courses for this degree program are delivered in the classroom, and second through fourth year courses are delivered through a combination of classroom, online and blended classes.
|Critical Reading and Writing 1||Swift Current|
|Introduction to Indigenous Health Studies 1||Swift Current|
|Introductory Psychology A (U of R)||Swift Current|
|Introduction to Sociology (U of R)||Swift Current|
|Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies||Swift Current|
|Critical Reading and Writing II (U of R)||Swift Current|
|Foundations in Social Work||Swift Current|
|Critical Issues / Critical Thought||Swift Current|
|Social Work Practice I||Swift Current|
|Social Work Practice II||Swift Current|
|SW Practicum I||Swift Current|
|Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice||Swift Current|
|Communication Skills in Social Work Practice||Swift Current|
|Human Development in a Social Context||Swift Current|
|SW Practicum II||Swift Current|
|Social Work Research||Swift Current|
|Ethics in Social Work||Swift Current|
|Social Policy||Swift Current|
- Pre-Social Work (year 1) — Gr. 12 with 70% in five required subjects; English language arts A30 & B30; 30-level math or science; 30-level social science, language or fine arts; and an approved additional 30-level course
- Bachelor of Social Work — Visit uregina.ca/socialwork/
Please note that if you do not meet these entrance requirements, special admissions options may be available.
There is a two-stage application process for a Bachelor of Social Work degree.
Year 1: Contact a Great Plains College student adviser and they will work with you to complete the U of R undergraduate application for Pre-Social Work. You must also apply to Great Plains College.
Year 2: Apply to the U of R through the Bachelor of Social Work application process.
- You are required to have completed a minimum of 30 university credit hours which must include, English 100, Indigenous Studies 100, Psychology 101, Sociology 100.
- Minimum 70% average in courses contributing to the Bachelor of Social Work degree
Social workers help people, organizations and communities develop skills and resources they need to enhance social functioning, and respond to social needs and issues such as unemployment, racism and poverty. They may be employed by hospitals, school boards, social service agencies, child welfare organizations, correctional facilities, community agencies, employee assistance programs and Aboriginal band councils or they may work in private practice.
In 2016, the average annual salary for full-time community and social service workers in Saskatchewan was $44,800, while social workers earned $68,100, according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy. Employees may earn more or less depending on their employer, location, size of company, training, experience and hours worked.
Apply as a full-time student before April 30, you may be eligible for a $500 – $5,000 Entrance Scholarship. Apply before June 30, if you are in Grade 11 and have a 70% average, you are eligible for a $1,000 Early Entrance Award.