Social Work

Learn to Enhance Individual and Collective Well-Being

A joint program that leads to a Bachelor of Social Work granted by Booth University College, a Providence education in Social Work will equip you to help individuals and communities affected by issues such as addictions, disabilities, homelessness, mental health concerns, unemployment and violence. You’ll learn to think critically about the world around you while thinking about the ways in which Christians can meaningfully and practically contribute to society. Upon graduation you’ll be equipped to work in settings such as family service centres, hospitals, mental health organizations and rehabilitation programs.

Information Sessions

Join us on one of our information sessions to hear more about the program, application/admission process and what makes Providence a unique place for you to get your university education. You can find upcoming sessions here (under University College Sessions).

Major Options
Bachelor of Social Work Social Work Degree in partnership with Booth University College 4 Years
Program Details

For Entrance into the Social Work program

After completing SWK110 Introduction to Social Work Practice (distance education through Booth University College) at the end of the first year of studies at Providence, students formally apply to Booth University College’s Bachelor of Social Work Program. A 2.5 AGPA is required for admission and students must maintain a C+ average overall and a C+ in every social work course.

Students can transfer into Booth University College’s Social Work Program from any Providence program, but students interested in this program should consult the Program Coordinator as soon as possible to discuss the best options for course selection.

Furthermore, the following conditions apply for credit transfers from Providence to the Booth University College Social Work Program: (1) only courses with a minimum grade of C are eligible for transfer credit; (2) a minimum grade of C+ in the university writing equivalent course 212.11 English Composition or an English Literature course with a significant writing component is required.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

Range of Courses
  • Social Science and Christianity
  • Human Behaviour in the Social Environment
  • Consumer Culture and Simpler Living
  • Self and Society
  • Children and Violence
  • Indigenous People and Social Work Practice
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Social Problems
  • Child Welfare Practice

Nicholas Greco, Ph.D. (Program Coordinator)
Provost pro tem; Registrar

Dennis Hiebert, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology

Val Hiebert, Ph.D. (Cand.)
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Career Options
Graduates build careers focusing on addictions, poverty, homelessness, mental health, disabilities and unemployment.