Bachelor of Social Work Programs

Find the program that's right for you

Is an online BSW right for you?

Stay at home

Our Virtual Learning Circle BSW allows you to stay at home while pursuing your education. The program will require you to attend an annual block week at our Calgary campus.

Explore Virtual BSW

Computer & internet access

You'll need reliable and regular access to a computer and the internet. You'll also need to be comfortable interacting and contributing in an online environment. 

Right on schedule

Even though the program is online, it still follows the UCalgary semester schedule. You'll begin in the fall with set start and end dates and specific assignment deadlines. You'll take courses year-round, including the spring and summer.

Available for practicum

You must be available to complete your degree with a full-time, 3-5 days a week, practicum during your final semester. We'll help to arrange a field education placement in your community.


Is an in-class BSW right for you?

Weekly, in-person classes

Our in-class BSW program features weekly, core social work, classes, offered in three-hour blocks, on weekdays. Social work options are offered in-class, online, or in block format.

Calgary, Edmonton or Lethbridge

Our in-class BSW is available at our CalgaryEdmonton or Lethbridge campus locations.

Semester Schedule

Regardless of the campus you attend, your program follows the UCalgary semester schedule. You'll begin in the fall with set start and end dates and specific assignment deadlines. You'll take courses year-round, including the spring and/or summer.

Available for practicum

You must be available to complete your degree with a full-time, 3-5 days a week, practicum during your final semester. We'll help to arrange a field education placement in your community.


two individuals looking at a screen - social workers practice in a huge range of professions

Here are a few areas where social workers practice:

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