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SECTION 1: Degree Offered - SECTION 1: Degree Offered The Bachelor of Social Work Program

Historically, the social work profession has focused on the well-being of people as well as the social structures and conditions that prevent a just and equal society. The Bachelor of Social Work Program is a professional program that is designed to prepare generalists who are knowledgeable of social work theories, and who can demonstrate skills related to practice, research, and social policy analysis.  Students and graduates undertake these activities in accordance with the Canadian Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics. The program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education.

Graduates have competence for entry- level social work positions in a variety of different practice areas.  The program is based on the principles of social justice, human rights, and anti-oppression, with an emphasis on critical thinking and understanding the structural roots of social problems. Foundation courses are grounded in critical theoretical frameworks including Indigenous worldviews, feminism, and anti-racism.

The program is offered at multiple geographic sites including the Fort Garry Campus, the William Norrie Centre (Inner-city), the Université de Saint-Boniface, and Thompson, Manitoba (Northern Social Work Program) as well as by Distance Delivery.

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