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Social Work (Hons), HBSW

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Thunder Bay, Canada | Orillia, Canada
Social Work (Hons) from Lakehead University is a versatile and influential profession that facilitates positive change whether its working to develop social policy, assisting marginalized groups, providing counselling to individuals and families, or promoting social change.
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Overview

Social Work (Hons) from Lakehead University delivers a generalist undergraduate degree with a northern focus, based on an holistic view of social work practice.

Our courses blend in-class learning with field placements, in settings including correctional facilities, psychiatric hospitals, schools, or child welfare agencies, designed to develop critical thinking, effective communication, problem-solving, and interdisciplinary skills.

Careers

  • Family Counsellor
  • Crisis Intervention Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Child and Youth Advocate
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Addictions Counsellor
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Community Development Worker
  • Mental Health
  • Worker
  • Trauma Counsellor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Fall admission: Deadline to Apply for One-Year Honours Bachelor of Social Work & Year 3 of Social Work: December 16

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      • Social Work, Honours Bachelor of Social Work (4 Years) 
      • Social Work, Honours Bachelor of Social Work (1 Year)
    Part-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits

    30 for 1 year option or 120 for 4 years option

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Welfare
  • Gerontology, 
  • Indigenous Studies,
  • Women's Studies
  • Social Work

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent  
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25000 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5984 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5984 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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National tuition:

  • 2nd year - $5,955.86
  • 3rd year - $5,915.30
  • 4th year - $5,389.29

Living costs for Thunder Bay

  • 1149 - 1720 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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