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Bachelor of Social Work

Program Start: 3 September 2017
Credit Granting Institution: U of R
Length: 4 years


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.


High School prerequisites:

  • 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

University requirements:

All students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Social Work degree are accepted into Pre-Social Work, a one year (30 credit) program that students must complete in order to apply for admission into the BSW program.  Students then fulfill the necessary requirements and apply into the Faculty of Social Work for the rest of their degree.


You may complete all four years of the BSW at Cumberland College through a combination of face-to-face, videoconference, online, and televised classes.  You must apply to and be accepted by the University of Regina to start your Social Work degree at Cumberland College.

Please see a College Advisor for academic advising to chose the correct courses for you.


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