degree program

Bachelor of Social Work

This new program is specially designed for graduates of Social Service Worker (SSW) and Social Service Worker—Indigenous Specialization (SSW-IS) programs to continue their learning by joining a BSW program mid-way through by earning transfer credits from your SSW/SSW-IS towards BSW in partnership with Algoma University.

Depending on your GPA & SSW program taken. Some students may need to start earlier with the transition semester May-August. Those assessed for 60 credits for transfer start in September.

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Your Career Path

A Bachelor of Social Work prepares you for a career in the social services profession. Graduates could be employed in private, governmental and Native programs in the areas of mental health, education, addictions, outreach, family services and social welfare.

In partnership with Algoma University, Oshki-Wenjack’s uniquely blended delivery method allows you to stay in your home community for the majority of the program while earning an accelerated Bachelor of Social Work degree. This program enables students who already hold a college diploma to join this shorter delivery model to more quickly enter a profession that can facilitate positive change, social policy, and provide counselling for children and families. You will take courses through on-line and independent study at home and attend classes in Thunder Bay twice per semester.



First Year

SWRK 1006 Introduction to Social Welfare in the North*
SWRK 1007 Introduction to Social Work: Anishinaabe, Structural and Feminist Perspectives*
SOCI 1016 Understanding Society I: Principles and Processes
ANIS 1006 Anishinaabe Peoples and our Homelands I

Total Credits: 18 (TBD)

Second Year

SWRK 2106 Political Economy of Social Welfare*
SWRK 2107 Human Services Organizations*
SWRK 2356 Basic Helping Skills in Social Work Practice: A Northern Perspective
SWRK 2127 Introduction to Social Work Research
SWRK 2406 Human Behaviour in the Social Environment: Critical Perspectives on Identity, Culture and Society

Total Credits: 15 (TBD)

Third Year

SWRK 3206 Anti-oppressive Social Work Practice: Anishinaabe, Structural and Feminist Perspectives
SWRK 3207 Critical Social Policy in the North
SWRK 3806 Family and Child Welfare
SWRK 3456 Social Work Research and Program Evaluation
SWRK 3596 Social Work Philosophy and Ethics
SWRK 3406 Concepts of Wellness in First Nations’ Communities: An Historical Exploration
SWRK 3407 Concepts of Wellness in First Nations’ Communities: The Contemporary Context
3 credits of SWRK electives (TBD)
6 elective credits (TBD)

Total Credits: TBD

Fourth Year

SWRK 4206 Northern and Rural Social Work Practice
SWRK 4207 Mino-Wiichiitiwin: Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups
SWRK 4600 Field Practicum II (6 credit, 350-hour block placement)
SWRK 4605 Field Practicum II (6 credit, 350-hour block placement)
SWRK 4596 Integrative Field Seminar (3 credit)
6 SWRK elective credits (TBD)
3 elective credits (TBD)

Total Credits: TBD

Note: sequence of courses is subject to change.

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