University of Guelph-Humber

Family and Community Social Services

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Program Information

School:University of Guelph-Humber
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Family and Community Services
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Social Work
Description:Make a difference in society in a very meaningful way. Our program explores current social issues, and the development and delivery of programs designed to assist individuals, families and communities. You will be exposed to different areas of social service work and learn how to understand the challenges faced by vulnerable populations so you can learn how to deliver impactful services, including counselling, mediation and crisis intervention. Upon graduation, you will earn an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Family and Community Social Services and a Social Service Worker Diploma.

Courses in your first year focus on understanding human behaviour and issues related to individuals, families and groups in the field of social work. Courses include Issues in Social Work in Canada, Couple and Family Dynamics, and Interpersonal Communication Skills. In your second year, you will engage in theoretical and practical studies in counselling, ethical and professional issues, and working with various vulnerable populations. In your upper years, you will work with diverse groups and learn theory and techniques in family therapy, case management and social work practice. Starting in your second year, you will earn more than 850 hours of workplace experience at three different placements.
URL:Family and Community Social Services at University of Guelph-Humber
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,570
National: $6,570
International: $20,841

Values quoted are based on 2017-18 tuition rates and are subject to change. For full tuition and student fee information, visit https://www.guelphhumber.ca/sfs/tuition-and-fees.
Careers:Social WorkersCommunity and Social Service WorkersRehabilitation Teachers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75 to 80
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

As an Ontario high school applicant, you are required to have your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Your admission average will be calculated using your top six 4U/M courses including subject requirements. Estimated minimum range for admission is 75-80%. If your admission average does not meet the cut-off for the program to which you have applied, you may submit an additional Student Profile that may be considered if your average is within a discretionary range of the determined cut-off range (up to 5%). If you have an admission average of 70–74.9%, it is strongly recommended that you submit a Student Profile to be considered for admission. High school applicants from outside of Ontario, transfer applicants or international applicants should visit our website for admission requirements.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 11, 2017

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