Saskatoon Campus

Completing the BSW Program at the Saskatoon Campus

The BSW program is comprised of 57 credit hours of General University Studies courses, and 63 credit hours of Social Work courses.  To complete the BSW from our Saskatoon Campus, we are pleased to offer two different study paths:

The U of R Approach: One University, One Degree.

Students at our Saskatoon Campus can complete the entire BSW Program through the U of R, without needing to attend another institution.  For the first two years, students following the U of R Approach will take a combination face-to-face, live video stream and online courses.  During the final two years of the program, students typically complete their social work courses, including two practicum placements.

The Blended Approach: Diversity of Two Institutions. 

Students may apply for admission to both the U of S (often in the College of Arts & Science) and the U of R (Faculty of Social Work, Pre-Social Work Program).  Following the Blended Approach, students may take the General University Studies section of the BSW program through the U of S, or a combination of courses through both the U of S and the U of R (60 credit hours), and the Social Work section through the U of R (60 credit hours).  

Students following the Blended Approach are responsible for submitting their U of S transcripts to Enrollment Services at the U of R each and every time they wish to have transfer credit applied to their U of R record; please see our section on transfer credit for further details. 

Students at our Saskatoon campus have access to U of R services, such as the library, the Student Success Centre, Counselling Services and the Centre for Student Accessibility.  Students who choose the Blended Approach for the BSW degree are also eligible to access U of S services, such as library, computer lab and recreational facility use.

Regardless of which path they choose, it is highly recommended that students at our Saskatoon Campus seek early academic advising from the Faculty of Social Work, U of R.  Students who are considering taking their BSW or MSW at our Saskatoon campus may refer to our Saskatoon Student Handbook (located on the top left of this page) for further campus details.

Additional Information

Future Students

Future Saskatoon campus Social Work students (or those exploring social work as an option) are encouraged to review a handout which provides the following:

  • a summary of steps for University of Regina and Bachelor of Social Work admission
  • a sample option for completion of the 4-year Bachelor of Social Work program, including University of Saskatchewan transfer credit equivalents

Future students are encouraged to attend a face-to-face Explore Social Work session. Check out our Advising Calendar for upcoming sessions.

For more information on program requirements, please refer to the Pre-SW and BSW Programs section of our site.

Financial Assistance

Full-time Financial Assistance

Students at our Saskatoon campus are often admitted to both the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan.  If you are applying for student financial assistance through either a federal or provincial/territorial government program, please list on your loan application the institution where you will be registered full-time during the loan period.
Students who will not be registered full-time at one institution but, rather, meet full-time status through registration in a combination of courses offered at multiple post-secondary institutions can list either of the post-secondary institutions where they are admitted and registered during the loan period on their loan application.

Part-time Financial Assistance

Students who wish to apply for part-time government financial assistance can list either of the post secondary institutions where they are admitted and registered during the loan period on their application.  In this case, it is recommended that you choose the post-secondary institution closest to where you are studying, as part-time financial assistance applications are paper based and must be physically signed by a representative from the post-secondary institution listed on the application.

For further information on financial assistance, please refer to the Student Awards and Financial Aid website.

Saskatoon Campus Student Handbook

This Student Handbook provides all the information students studying at the Saskatoon Campus need including registration and support.