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Social Work

  • Social Work
  • Social Work & Disability Studies
  • Social Work & Women's Studies
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

By combining social work courses with courses in disability studies, psychology, sociology, women’s and gender studies, or such other disciplines as political science, and communication, media and film, our professional program will prepare you for registration in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and elsewhere.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required. Social Work students re-apply for admission to Year 3.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Social Work students re-apply for admission to Year 3.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Social Work students re-apply for admission to Year 3.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Social Work students re-apply for admission to Year 3.

70%

This program combines education in both social work and disability studies to focus on social justice and the social model of disability.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required. Social Work students re-apply for admission to Year 3.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Social Work students re-apply for admission to Year 3.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Social Work students re-apply for admission to Year 3.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Social Work students re-apply for admission to Year 3.

70%

Unique in North America, the program addresses social justice in its broadest sense. Learn how race, social class, religion, and sexuality shape gender and society, and the specialized knowledge and skills needed to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required. Social Work students re-apply for admission to Year 3.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Social Work students re-apply for admission to Year 3.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Social Work students re-apply for admission to Year 3.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Social Work students re-apply for admission to Year 3.

70%

Functional Knowledge

  • Understand human behaviour, communication, and interaction as shaped by social/cultural contexts
  • Assess, evaluate, and understand individual, family and group behaviours to implement best assessment and interventive practices
  • Appreciate contemporary social, community and ethical issues and related public policy
  • Implement and understand social work interventions for individuals, families, and other groups
  • Critically understand the histories, functions, and limitations of important social welfare organizations

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With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that's sure to set you on a journey to a future you'll be proud of.

Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

95.7%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Social Sciences, 2014)

83

Number of Social Work Graduates (2017)

Common Industries for Social Work Graduates

  • Academia: Advanced social research
  • Business: Research and analysis, human resources
  • Education: Advising, counselling, corporate training
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Healthcare: Administration, counselling
  • Law and law enforcement
  • Immigration and community integration
  • Social research agencies
  • Social service and community agencies

Career Tracks*

  • Addictions counsellor
  • Bereavement specialist
  • Business advisor
  • Case worker
  • Child and youth worker
  • Child welfare worker
  • Community developer
  • Community support worker
  • Consultant
  • Counsellor
  • Development officer
  • Family service worker
  • Health and safety manager
  • Health educator
  • Human resources manager
  • Human rights officer
  • Intake supervisor
  • Journalist
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Lawyer
  • Legal consultant
  • Operations director
  • Policy analyst
  • Project manager
  • Public relations
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Settlement worker
  • Social worker
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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