Future Social Work student volunteering

Why Social Work?

Most social workers want to make a difference in the world. A social work degree is a tool that can help you create change in an amazing variety of ways. 

Keeta Gladue

Is a BSW the right fit for you?

Class of 2019 BSW graduate on the importance of social work and what to expect.

Ask an Alumna - Keeta Gladue

BSW Career Prospects

Our nationally-accredited undergraduate program equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level professional social work practice. This includes, but is not limited to, jobs within:

  • community-based services
  • community development activities
  • child welfare services
  • institutional health care
  • long term care centres
  • corrections
  • education
  • settlement support, and
  • hospital services.

If you meet the criteria and are interested in international social work, you may have the opportunity for international practicum exchanges.

Our graduates meet the academic requirements for professional registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW). You can use practicum hours against the supervised hours required for registration with the ACSW but you may need to complete additional supervised hours.