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* Two years of university transfer courses prior to University of Calgary Virtual Learning Circles Program
Students can apply to Northwestern Polytechnic for the first two years (60 credits) of University Transfer, Arts course work (broad liberal arts and social science courses recommended). SW2010 Introduction to Social Work is mandatory for all incoming BSW students.
Students can apply to the University of Calgary for admission into third year of the program. Students will only be considered for admission in to third year if all 20 courses (including SW2010) have been successfully completed.
The remaining years three and four can be completed in the student's home community via online learning through the Virtual Learning Circles program. This program requires students to attend two one week block courses (in Edmonton or Calgary) completed each Winter term of their program. Practicums are completed in the local community in the Spring/Summer of their fourth year. This is a competitive program.
Admission to the Bachelor of Social Work Virtual Learning Circles program follows the basic admission requirements of the University of Calgary. Applicants require the equivalent of a minimum GPA of 2.3 but a higher GPA may be required to be competitive. All applicants are required to complete the University of Calgary online Application for Admission, and upload the Faculty of Social Work required supporting documents by March 1.
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The University of Calgary sets the admission requirements to this degree. The University also governs the degree requirements and evaluates students’ eligibility for graduation. Students enrolled in university studies at Northwestern Polytechnic must consult with the University of Calgary to ensure their course selection meets the University’s requirements for admission, transfer and graduation.
Admission occurs annually to the Fall term only. Deadlines are posted on the University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work webpage. For more information about the program, contact the Bachelor of Social Work Coordinator at 780-539-2964; the Department of Arts and Education at 780-539-2995; or contact the University of Calgary directly:
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* Two Year University Transfer to MacEwan University
Students may be eligible to stay up to two years at Northwestern Polytechnic towards the Bachelor of Social Work Program at MacEwan University. Years Three and Four of this program would be onsite at MacEwan University in Edmonton. It is recommended that students work closely with an Academic Advisor for Program Planning towards this route as courses required will differ from other Social Work program structures.