Pathway Summary


Pathway ID
Pathway Title
Social Service Worker 2-Year Diploma to Bachelor of Social Work Degree
Pathway Last Updated

Sending Institution Information

Sending Institution
Fleming College
Education, Community and Social Services
Program Area
Community/Child/Youth Education/Interventions/Services
Program Title
Social Service Worker

Receiving Institution Information

Receiving Institution
Algoma University
Arts, Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Program Area
Community, Social Services/Social Work/Interventions
Program Title
Bachelor of Social Work

Contact Procedures

Meghan Majic
College Outreach and Support Officer
705-949-2301 Ext: 4264
Algoma University
1520 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 2G4

Pathway Details

Terms for renewal or cancellation

The agreement shall be continuous from year to year; however, either party may terminate the agreement if notice in writing is given at least 12 months prior to the date on which termination becomes effective. Students enrolled in the program at the time of notice of termination will be given the opportunity to complete their degree studies within three years based on the terms of the agreement when they commenced their studies.

Eligibility for Pathway

Graduates of the Social Service Worker program from an accredited Ontario College must meet Algoma University admission requirements which requires successful completion of the two-year diploma with a minimum overall average of B (70%; 3.0) or higher to be eligible for the maximum credit recognition. Graduates of the program must have achieved a minimum grade of 60% in all courses taken. College graduates who apply to the Bachelor of Social Work program are not guaranteed admission to the professional years (honours) and will be required to apply to the professional years.

Credit transfer

Ontario College graduates with a Social Service Worker 2-year Diploma will receive 45 credits toward a 4-year Bachelor of Social Work degree.

Credits that must be achieved at the receiving institution

75 credits required to complete the 4-year Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) degree.

Anticipated normal schedule of student progression

Ontario College graduates may be able to complete the 4-year Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) degree within 3 years (depending on course availability and course load registered).

Credential(s) to be granted on successful completion of all required components

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) - 4 year degree

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