Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Important BSW Deadlines
Jan. 15 BSW Application for Admission
Jan. 31 Spring Convocation
Jan. 15 Fall Practicum
July 31 Fall Convocation
May 15 Winter Practicum
Pre-Social Work Admission Deadlines
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The BSW from the University of Regina is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education.  Our curriculum incorporates essential field education components that enable students to develop the skills learned in the classroom through direct experience in Social Work practice, even before they graduate.

Students interested in applying to the BSW must first complete Pre-Social Work, which is a 1-year, 30 credit hour program.

Career Options

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

Skill Development

In the BSW Program, students gain skills necessary to counsel individuals and facilitate groups; analyze social programs and policy; develop and administer social programs, empower community groups; manage stress and conflict; conduct social research and write organized reports; critically analyze complex issues from multiple perspectives; and generate and implement problem-solving strategies.

Practice Model

Our BSW program is generalist in approach and oriented particularly to the Saskatchewan context, emphasizing preparation for work in urban, rural and remote areas including diverse individuals, families and communities with various circumstances.  Generalist social work practice as a model is focused on strengths, and utilizes a range of approaches including assessment, intervention and connection to available resources.

Program Accessibility

Social Work classes are offered in a face-to-face setting through the University of Regina at the Regina and Saskatoon campuses, as well as at various regional colleges. Some courses are also offered through web-delivered, televised or video-conference delivery methods to accommodate students in rural areas. The Faculty of Social Work also delivers the BSW in Whitehorse, Yukon in affiliation with Yukon College.  The decentralized BSW program and an adult education philosophy encourage part-time studies and continuing education for those employed in the fields of human services.