Pre-Social Work

Important Admission Dates:
Oct. 1st
BSW Application Opens
Jan. 15th BSW Application & Transcript Deadline (11:59 p.m.) Note - our offices close at 4:30 p.m.
Varying Pre-SW admission is possible each semester; deadlines vary, please visit the Future Students website.

Pre-Social Work (Pre-SW) is a 30 credit hour, 1-year program designed to prepare students to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program. Therefore, students wishing to pursue the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from the University of Regina should first enroll in Pre-SW.

After completing Pre-SW, upon gaining admission to the BSW, students will have already completed 30 credit hours toward the 120 credit hour degree; therefore, they would have just 90 credit hours remaining in the BSW. 

It is an option for Pre-SW students to complete more than the minimum 30 credit hours noted above, since Pre-SW students can take up to 63 credit hours (approximately 2 years of study) toward the BSW course requirements.  This is possible because Pre-Social Work students are permitted to complete the entire 57 credit hour General University Studies (GUS) section of the BSW, as well as two social work courses: SW 100 and SW 202.  A student who completes 63 credit hours toward the BSW while in Pre-Social Work would have only 57 credit hours remaining when admitted to the BSW.  The Pre-Social Work requirements may be met with transfer credit

It is strongly recommended that all new Pre-SW students participate in New Pre-SW Group Advising upon admission to the Pre-Social Work program, before registering in classes. Please also refer to the BSW Program outline in the Undergraduate Calendar.  All course descriptions are available through the Course Catalog.

For full details about the BSW, please refer to the BSW section of our website.