Programs

The Faculty of Social Work offers professional programs providing social work education leading to certificates and degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level. Our programs prepare students to enter the field of human service across Canada, and in particular, among Saskatchewan's urban and rural communities.

Our undergraduate degree programs are generalist in approach; they comprise problem solving techniques that enable our students to assess situations and determine appropriate means of intervention. Generalist social work practice also involves connecting individuals, families and communities to available resources, as well as advocating for equitable resource distribution.

In the Faculty of Social Work we value the importance of practical education. Our programs incorporate required practical experience in social work settings, called practicum.

Descriptions of each program are provided below.

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

The BSW is a four-year degree program offered through the Faculty of Social Work, as well as Yukon College and regional colleges throughout Saskatchewan. In the BSW Program our emphasis is on preparing our students for work in urban, rural and remote areas including diverse individuals, families and communities with various circumstances. Please refer to our section on the BSW for more detailed information, or to the Undergraduate Calendar.

Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work (BISW)

The BISW is a four-year undergraduate degree program offered through the School of Indigenous Social Work at the First Nations University of Canada. Programs in Indigenous Social Work provide specialized training for social workers who plan to work in Aboriginal communities, taking into consideration Indigenous knowledge, values and cultures. Students interested in pursuing a BISW may contact the First Nations University of Canada for further information, or refer to the Undergraduate Calendar.

Master of Social Work (MSW)

The MSW is a 30 credit hour graduate degree program offered through the Faculty of Social Work in partnership with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. The program maintains a focus on the development of advanced social work techniques and modes of social intervention, and on broader aspects and issues of service delivery, social policy analysis, and social welfare research. Please refer to our section on the MSW for more detailed information.

Master of Indigenous Social Work (MISW)

The MISW is a 30 credit hour graduate degree program offered through the Faculty of Social Work and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. Faculty Members from the School of Indigenous Social Work at First Nations University of Canada are involved in this program.The MISW program aims to prepare students as clinical practitioners, especially skilled in Aboriginal approaches to therapy and especially sensitive to issues facing Aboriginal communities. Acceptance to this program is granted every second year. Students wishing to pursue a MISW, or to find further information on the program, may contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Certificate in Social Work (CSW) * Aurora College Only *

The CSW is a two-year program delivered in affiliation with the School of Health & Human Services at Aurora College in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The focus of the CSW is on social issues and cultural groups in northern communities, and the program is designed for students who intend to work in the North after graduating. Upon completion, students may apply to have credit for the CSW program applied towards a BSW with the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Regina, or with Yukon College. For further information related to the CSW Program, please contact Aurora College or refer to the Undergraduate Calendar. Please note this is the only location currently offering the CSW.

Certificate in Indigenous Social Work (CISW)

The CISW is a two-year program offered through the School of Indigenous Social Work at the First Nations University of Canada. Programs in Indigenous Social Work provide specialized training for social workers who plan to work in Aboriginal communities, taking into consideration Indigenous knowledge, values and cultures. Students interested in pursuing a CISW may contact the First Nations University of Canada or refer to the Undergraduate Calendar.