The School of Social Work is recognized as having one of the most progressive and socially responsive social work programs in Canada. The School offers two undergraduate (BSW) streams and the innovative graduate program, including MSW and PhD. Students receive a professional social work education that is characterized by a commitment to human rights and social justice. Dedicated instructors, who draw from a strong contemporary curriculum and their own practical experience, afford students the opportunity to acquire their own social work philosophies and skills. York students are equipped for professional practice in a wide variety of social work arenas, from work with individuals and families to practice with community, policy, research, and international settings.
The School of Social Work fosters intellectual curiosity and a spirit of inquiry through its emphasis on critical perspectives in social work. In light of its belief in social work as social justice work, the School consistently teaches applied practice skills throughout the curriculum.
- Students who have graduated and are coming directly from high school (referred to as “101 Direct Entry Highschool Applicant”).
- Students who have graduated with a diploma or degree, or have some college or university credits, including internal York U students intending to change their majors. Under this stream there are three different eligibility requirements:
- Students coming with a college diploma (referred to “105 Direct Entry College/University Applicant”),
- Students coming with a completed 3- or 4-year undergraduate degree (referred to as “105 Post-2nd Degree Applicant”), and
- York U students interested in changing their majors to a Bachelor of Social Work (referred to as “York University Applicant”).
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