Program News

New Programs

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

The 4-year degree is designed to provide a professional social work experience for students entering from high school, as well as college transfer and mature students. The program is grounded in principles of social justice, with a particular emphasis on the historical and contemporary position of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Graduates will be self-reflexive and knowledgeable practitioners with a solid background in the realities of northern and rural contexts. The Bachelor of Social Work features a 700-hour practicum at its core, designed to develop practical skills and the integration of theoretical knowledge with practice. 

Applicants must present a minimum overall average of 70% on six 4U/M courses including ENG4U (with a minimum grade of 70%) for admission consideration to the BSW program.

During Year 2, students are required to apply for admission consideration to Years 3 & 4 (professional years). Admission to the first or second year of the program does not guarantee acceptance into the professional years. Both academic and non-academic criteria is considered in the professional years admission process.

New Finance Stream - Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

A new Finance stream has been added to the Bachelor of Business Administration program. Students graduating from this stream will be well positioned to enter a variety of related fields including financial planning, commercial banking, insurance brokerage and financial product sales. This stream provides a defined pathway to a variety of professional designations and certifications including Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) or Mutual Funds License (IFIC).

Bachelor of Arts - Child and Family Studies

Child and Family Studies program is an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to the study of children and families. In drawing on disciplines and fields such as psychology, sociology, political science, social welfare, and social work, the program develops a broad and in-depth understanding of issues and themes related to children and families.  The focus of the program includes but is not limited to psychological development, the increasing variation in family structure, the changing roles of men and women, the status of children, children’s rights, and the role and status of caregiving in society.