Entry routes to the BSW program
Figure out your entry pathway
If you don't have a social work diploma from an Alberta school with a UCalgary transfer agreement, then you'll be applying as a University Transfer student. This includes students with social work diplomas from outside Alberta.
Online or in-class?
If you want to stay in your home community, our Virtual Learning Circle is a great option. If you'd rather have in-class learning, you'll be looking at our campus-based programs in Calgary, Edmonton or Lethbridge.
No previous social work education?
If you haven't taken any social work courses before, you'll be required to take our introductory class: Social Work 201.
"I have an Alberta Social Work Diploma."
You'll apply as an Alberta Social Work diploma applicant, if you have a diploma from a school that has a UCalgary transfer agreement.
"I have a social work diploma from a school outside Alberta."
You'll apply as a University transfer student. Normally you'll need an additional 30 units of university transferable non-social work courses.
"I've completed at least two years of university study."
Applying for Fall 2022 admission? You must complete SOWK 201 by the end of the winter 2022 term.
"I'm a high school student."
Unfortunately you can't apply to the faculty directly from high school, but we have some suggestions for your first two years of university.