Bachelor of Social Work BSW

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Bachelor of Social Work BSW

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

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    Course Summary

    Trent University’s Bachelor of Social Work degree program of course prepares you for a career in social work, but that is far from your only option. It will give you experience working with vulnerable and traumatised people, and an increased sensitivity to the way people all across the nation and the world struggle with challenges like crime, sexual assault, drug abuse and poverty. That can lead to many different paths.

    This program is fully accredited, and takes part in a highly interdisciplinary curriculum. You’ll study cultural perspectives, human rights and social justice in addition to social responsibility, critical skills and client-focused clinical understanding.

    You’ll get a great deal of one on one learning time with your professors, something that is becoming all too rare in Baccalaureate level studies today. This will ensure that you gain the in-depth knowledge you need to build a career in a wide range of different client-facing fields.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over four years at full time.

    Bachelor of Social Work Modules Include:

    • Introduction to Social Work
    • Introduction to Social Welfare
    • Foundations of Social Work Practice
    • Risk and Resilience in the Social Environment
    • Social Work Field Education Placement
    • Social Work Communication Skills
    • Social Work Theory and Practice 1
    • Social Work Research
    • Social Work and Indigenous Perspectives (ICR)
    • Diversity, Identity, Social Location, & Oppression
    • Social Work and Social Policy Oppression
    • Community Social Work Oppression
    • Social Work and Aging
    • Anti-Oppressive Child Welfare
    • Social Work and Families
    • Queering Social Work
    • Social Work and Addictions
    • Africentric Perspectives in Social Work
    • Social Work Field Education Placement
    • Feminist-Informed Trauma Practice
    • Social Work Theory and Practice 2
    • Social Work Organizations and Leadership
    • Risk and Resilience Throughout the Lifespan
    • Social Work With Groups

    In addition you’ll complete 700 hours of placement, working with various social services, community counselling, sexual assault and mental health organisations.

    Learning And Teaching

    Trent’s Social Work modules are usually delivered via lectures, seminars and tutorial sessions. In addition, you’ll spend a great deal of time in the lab. The curriculum is highly interdisciplinary, as well.

    Especially in the beginning, large lecture classes serve to introduce new ideas. Afterwards, smaller and more interactive seminar sessions help you understand the lecture material on a deeper level and relate it to clinical situations.

    Career Possibilities

    Trent University’s Medical Professional stream programs will prepare you equally well for higher degree programs or for a wide range of careers. Trent University Social Work graduates contribute to the school’s excellent 6 and 12 month employment rates by competing for roles like child welfare officer, community developer, counselling professional, mental health counsellor, social policy analyst and social worker at child welfare organisations, hospitals and school boards all across Canada.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BSW degree.

    To enter Trent University’s BSW program, you’ll need to show a 70% or better average in your secondary education, or the international equivalent.

    All classes are taught in English unless otherwise noted, and international students will also be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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