Pathway Summary


Pathway ID
Pathway Title
Honours Bachelor of Social Work
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
Developmental Service Worker

Receiving Institution Information

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

Contact Procedures

Please contact Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions

Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 5E1

Phone #: (807) 343-8500

Toll-Free #: 1 (800) 465-3959

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Pathway Details

Terms for renewal or cancellation

Lakehead University will review this transfer pathway every five years, introducing new amendments as appropriate.  Any change to this pathway will not affect current students.  Students enrolled at Lakehead at the time of any change shall be allowed to complete their degree based on the original terms of this transfer pathway.

Eligibility for Pathway

Graduates of an Ontario College two-year Developmental Service Worker Diploma program with an overall average of 70% and a minimum average of 3.0 (or 'P') in field placements are eligible to apply to the four-year Honours Bachelor of Social Work program.

Credit transfer

Eligible applicants will receive 5 full course equivalents towards the 4-year Honours Bachelor of Social Work Degree.

Credits that must be achieved at the receiving institution

Students are required to successfully complete all course requirements for their program as outlined in the Lakehead University academic calendar.

Anticipated normal schedule of student progression

Students can complete the Honours Bachelor of Social Work program in 3 years, instead of 4.

Students who are seeking admission to the professional years (third and fourth years), are required to formally apply to Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions in order that professional and academic suitability may be determined by the Admissions Committee of the Department of Social Work. Admissions criteria include academic standing, a written personal statement, references, work and volunteer experiences.

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

Students will receive an Honours Bachelor of Social Work degree.

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