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Bachelor of Social Work

Program Start: 1 September 2021
Application Deadline: 2 September 2021
Location: Melfort, Nipawin, Tisdale
Credit Granting Institution: U of R
Length: 4 years


*Pre-Social Work Application Deadline: August 15, 2020
*Bachelor of Social Work Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is a four-year degree program offered through the University of Regina's Faculty of Social Work, as well as Yukon College and regional colleges throughout Saskatchewan. The BSW is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education. The curriculum incorporates essential field education components that enable you to develop the skills learned in the classroom through direct experience in Social Work practice, even before you graduate.

There are two entry points into the Faculty of Social Work: Pre-Social Work, and the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). Applicants must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of prescribed University courses prior to gaining admission to the BSW and can do this through the Pre-Social Work program. Applicants to the BSW must have achieved a minimum UGPA of 70% and a minimum Program Grade Point Average (PGPA) of 70% on all courses contributing to the BSW degree, including failing grades and grades from courses granted as transfer credit towards the program.


For admission to the University of Regina - Faculty of Social Work (Pre-Social Work):

  • Grade 12 with a minimum average of 70% in the following four subjects:
    • English Language Arts A30 & B30*
    • One approved math or science
    • One approved 30-level language, social science, or fine arts
    • One additional approved 30-level course

For admission to the University of Regina - Faculty of Social Work (BSW):


To become a student at Cumberland College you must first apply to the University of Regina. Faculty of Social Work application deadline is January 15, 2020.

Application Process:

  • Apply online to the Faculty of Social Work.
  • Pay a one-time non-refundable $100 application fee.
  • Provide supporting documents, like official high school transcripts. Transcripts must be forwarded directly from the Ministry of Education or other educational institutions.
  • Complete the Cumberland College Application Form (green apply button at the top of this page) to indicate interest in the program and to receive program updates.

You may complete all four years of the BSW at Cumberland College through a combination of face-to-face, videoconference, online, and televised classes. Please see a College Advisor for academic advising to chose the correct courses for you.

Please note that the Pre-Social Work deadline is August 15, 2020.


With a Bachelor of Social Work, graduates from our program can work in various capacities in the human service field. Social Workers often find careers in the following areas, among others: 

  • family counselling
  • mental health and addictions
  • child welfare
  • activism, advocacy and empowerment
  • newcomer support
  • policy analysis and research
  • healthcare
  • criminal justice
  • community development
  • education
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