Pathway Summary

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Pathway ID
1579
Pathway Title
Social Work Related Diploma or Bachelor's Degree in Humanities/Social Sciences to Bachelor of Social Work - Third Year Entry
Pathway Last Updated
2019-10-18

Sending Institution Information

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

Receiving Institution Information

Receiving Institution
Ryerson University
Discipline/Division
Arts, Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Program Area
Community, Social Services/Social Work/Interventions
Program Title
Social Work

Contact Procedures

Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment

Ryerson University

350 Victoria Street

Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3

Telephone: 416-979-5036

Web site: ryerson.ca/undergraduate/admission

Pathway Details

Terms for renewal or cancellation

Ryerson University will periodically review this transfer pathway, making amendments as appropriate. Students enrolled at the time of any change shall be allowed to complete their degree based on the original terms of their offer of admission to Ryerson University.  While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, Ryerson's current Undergraduate Calendar(s) is the official reference document.

Eligibility for Pathway

Admission consideration is based on both academic and non-academic requirements.  Candidates are required to present either A and C or B and C, as well as the non-academic requirements as noted on the Social Work page of Ryerson's website, for consideration to this third year Advanced Standing program:

 

A - Graduation with a baccalaureate degree in the humanities or social sciences from a Canadian university (or equivalent), PLUS at least two years accumulated, paid, full-time equivalent, relevant work experience in the social services field.

 

OR

 

B - Graduation from a Social Service Worker  or Human Services Counselor Diploma from a public Canadian College (or any diploma from a public Canadian college that is eligible for registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers), with at least a B / 3.0 average, PLUS at least two years accumulated, paid, full-time equivalent, relevant work experience in the social services field.

 

AND

 

C - Completion of a prerequisite course, CVSW 015 Foundations of Social Work II with at least a B grade.  Only successful applicants will be pre-selected to take this course by Undergraduate Admissions in conjunction with The School of Social Work.

 

Employment prerequisites must be completed prior to registration in CVSW 015.  Applicants will be selected based on post-secondary academic performance and/or employment in the social service field.  Given the strong competition applicants will normally be required to present academic averages significantly higher than the minimum.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  College diploma applicants with less than two (2) years accumulated, paid, full-time equivalent, relevant work experience in the social services field will not be considered and should apply to the full-time Advanced Standing - Second Year Entry option.  Baccalaureate applicants with less than two (2) years accumulated, paid, full-time equivalent, relevant work experience in the social services field will not be considered and should apply to the full-time four-year program.

Credit transfer

Admitted students are given advanced standing to the third year of this part-time program.

 

Successful college diploma applicants are required to complete four (4) courses, in addition to the third and fourth year curriculum, as part of their degree requirements, as follows: Three (3) liberal studies courses, one (1) lower level and two (2) upper level, and SWP 331 Social Work Theories of Practice.   Successful college diploma applicants will also receive transfer credit for SWP 36A/B Field Practicum at the time of admission.

Credits that must be achieved at the receiving institution

Students are required to complete all courses from the third and fourth year of the program.

 

Successful college diploma applicants are required to complete four (4) courses, in addition to the third and fourth year curriculum, as part of their degree requirements, as follows: Three (3) liberal studies courses, one (1) lower level and two (2) upper level, and SWP 331 Social Work Theories of Practice.  Successful college diploma applicants will also receive transfer credit for SWP 36A/B Field Practicum at the time of admission.

Anticipated normal schedule of student progression

Completion of the degree will take a minimum three years of part-time study though students are permitted a maximum of six years.  This program is only available on a part-time basis.

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

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

 

Ryerson University degrees are equivalent to the Honours degree required for admission consideration for graduate studies and professional programs.

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