Honours Bachelor of Social Work
Offered in partnership with Laurentian UniversityThere exists an opportunity for those applicants who ALREADY possess an undergraduate degree at the University level to join the cohort and gain qualifications for a professional social work degree.
The Native Human Services Honours Bachelor of Social Work Program is one of three culturally specific social work programs in Canada that are recognized and accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). The program has its foundations in the area’s First Nations, which were instrumental and actively involved in its development. The goal of the Native Human Services program is to provide an accredited social work degree that offers knowledge, skills, and experience to work effectively with Native and non-Native communities.
Download the brochure for the Honours program.
For high school graduates, a OSSD is required with four designated “U” courses, two designated “M” courses and an advanced course in English.
Mature students who has never attended a post-secondary institution and who has been out of school for at least two-years may apply as a mature student.
For more information, visit www.laurentian.ca
- Complete an SGEI Application form
- Complete Laurentian Application form and fees invoice form, along with the appropriate admission fee
- All forms are located at www.laurentian.ca
Submit applications directly to Laurentian University. Follow steps found on their website.
*Note: all forms can be sent to SGEI instead and SGEI will forward the Laurentian application
NWLF1006 Introduction to Social Welfare
NWLF1007 Introduction to Native Social Welfare and Social Work Practice
SOCI1015 Understanding Society
PSYC1105 Introduction to Psychology
Elective 12 credits (Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences)
NWLF2006 Native Social Work Issues
NWLF2007 Applied Native Social Work Issues
NSWK2315 The Helping Relationship/Indigenous Social Work
Electives 18 credits (from 2nd or 3rd year Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences)
NSWK3305 Native Theories and Perspectives in Social Work Practice I
NSWK3605 Field Instruction I
NSWK3555 Indigenous Social Work Research Methodologies
Elective 12 credits (from 3rd or 4th year Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences)
NSWK4216 Programs and Issues in Native Social Work Practice
NSWK4256 Culture Specific Helping with Native People
NSWK4507 Native Social Work: Groups & Families
NSWK4517 Management and Administration in Native Social Work
NSWK4305 Native Theories and Perspectives in Social Work II
NSWK4605 Field Instruction II
Elective 6 Credits from either:
NSWK4416 Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking in Native Social Work Practice
NSWK4436 Addressing Grief and Loss in Native Social Work Practice
NSWK4406 Colonizing/Decolonizing Issues of Violence in Native Communities
NSWK4426 Mental Health Policy and Services—The Native Context
Students who have at least three years of social work experience can take challenge examinations, which, if passed, constitute credit for NSWK 3605 and any two 3-credit 4th year courses other than NSWK 4305 or 4605.
To graduate, the student must:
- Achieve a minimum 70% overall average on all NWLF and NSWK courses, and a satisfactory (SAT) grade in NSWK 3605 and 4605;
- Complete all NWLF and NSWK courses with a minimum 60%, after no more than 2 attempts at any course;
- Achieve a grade of at least 60% in all required NATI courses;
- Complete all courses presented for the degree with an overall average of 60% (only courses completed at Laurentian University are included in the calculation of averages).
- 60 NWLF, NSWK credits; 42 NATI credits; 18 other credits (SOCI, PSYC, ENGL). Total credits required for this degree—120 credits