Nipissing University

Social Welfare and Social Development (BA) with a Social Service Worker (SSW) diploma

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Program Information

School:Nipissing University
Faculty:School of Human and Social Development
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Human Services, General
Social Work
Description:Do you think about changing the world and making it a better place, but you aren?t sure where to start? Do you want to empower people and enrich the lives of others? If you have a passion for social issues and want to advocate for social justice, then the Social Welfare and Social Development program at Nipissing University is the right home for you. Our interdisciplinary program is unique in Canada in both name and content. It focuses on inequality and the groups that have been underrepresented in the distribution of resources, opportunities, and power. Our students graduate with a thorough understanding of the causes and consequences of inequality in global, national, and local contexts, and an ability to formulate options for improving collective well-being.

Once you have registered with us, you will have the option of applying for entry into our collaborative program with Canadore College (conveniently located next door). In just four years, you can earn an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Welfare and Social Development as well as a Social Service Worker diploma. You will attend Nipissing in your first, second, and fourth years. In your third-year, at Canadore, you will receive training in the practical knowledge and skills of the Social Service Worker profession. In your final semester (April-June) at Canadore, you will complete a 350-hour fieldwork placement at a human service agency, enabling you to acquire valuable skills in a workplace setting.
URL:Social Welfare and Social Development (BA) with a Social Service Worker (SSW) diploma at Nipissing University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,484

Cost per year is for 36 credits (tuition only). Additional fees apply.
Scholarships:2
Careers:Social WorkersCommunity and Social Service WorkersRehabilitation Teachers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have English.

* 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 July 16, 2017

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