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Social Work

Pre-Social Work

Whether you study here for one year, two years, or for an entire degree, King's is a great place to prepare for future professional studies. Begin your studies in a faith-based environment before continuing your education elsewhere.

What is Social Work? 

Social Work helps individuals, families, groups, and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. It aims to help people develop their skills and ability to use their own resources, and those of the community, to resolve problems. Social Work focuses on individual and personal problems but also broader social issues such as poverty, unemployment, and domestic violence. 

Careers
Career opportunities include child, family, and school social workers, counsellors, healthcare social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health and substance abuse social workers, probation officers and correctional treatment specialists, as well as social and community service managers.

Admission recommendations
If you're interested in Social Work as a career, you should consider taking SOWK 200 Introduction to Social Work at King's to gain a better sense of what the field is (and isn't!) about. The course credit transfers as an equivalent to other Introductory Social Work courses (e.g., such as SOWK 201 at the University of Calgary, or SOWK 240 at MacEwan University).

After beginning your degree at King's, you can transfer to your choice of the following universities:

Social Work at: MacEwan University

MacEwan Bachelor of Social Work: Regular Admission. (Applications to be evaluated through the MacEwan Office of the University Registrar.)

Applicants must have completed 60 university-level credits with a minimum AGPA of 2.5 and must have completed the following courses:

  1. Engl 102 and Engl 103 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C-.
  2. SOWK 240: Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C-.

King's can provide the 60 university-level credits along with the Introductory English and Introduction to Social Work courses.

Social Work at: University of Calgary

Bachelor of Social Work

  • Calgary, Edmonton, and Lethbridge locations of the Faculty of Social Work require completion of two years' of study at a university including:
    • Introduction to Social Work (SOWK 201), or equivalent
    • minimum GPA 2.3

King's SOWK 200 transfers as equivalent to the University of Calgary's SOWK 201 into the Calgary, Edmonton ,and Lethbridge locations.

Masters of Social Work

  • The MSW program is open to BSW graduates as well as graduates of another degree program who have at least two years of experience (3,000 hours) in the human services field.

King’s can provide the undergraduate degree needed for admission into the Masters of Social Work at the University of Calgary.

Social Work at: Booth College

Booth College integrates Christian study with social work to encourage students in the ongoing integration of spiritual values and Social Work ethics.

Bachelor of Social Work (4-year program)

  • requires one year of university study for admission including a minimum grade of 60% high school average or 2.0 GPA in transfer courses.

King’s can provide the one year of university study needed for admission into the Bachelor of Social Work Degree at Booth College.

Bachelor of Social Work – After Degree (2-Year Program)

  • requires an undergraduate degree for admission including a minimum 2.5 GPA, and, various interviews, references, and experience.

King's can provide the undergraduate degree need for admission into the Bachelor of Social Work After Degree at Booth College.

Social Work at: University of Victoria

Bachelor of Social Work (4-year program)

  • requires completion of two years of study at a university including Social Work (SOCW) 200A & 200B or equivalent (prior to commencing 3rd year study).

King’s can provide the transfer courses for those two years of study, and 3 credits of the introductory Social Work courses required (credits beyond 3 for Social Work would need to be taken elsewhere).

 

Social Work

Recommended first degree at King's:

Bachelor of Arts



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    Potential Careers

  • Social Worker