The BSW (Honors) program at King’s University College is intended to provide the first-level professional Social Work qualification.  It adopts a direct service, generalist orientation. Admission is based on a combination of academics, a resumé or relevant experience (paid or volunteer), as well as a group interview.

The School of Social Work provides a learning environment characterized by excellence in social work education directed towards developing and fostering principled and competent professional practitioners who recognize the interrelatedness of human needs, social structures and oppressive conditions in their work with diverse populations.

Specific objectives of the program include education for Social Work practice with individuals, families, groups and communities emphasizing the social and organizational contexts of practice.

The opportunity to develop practice skills is provided through practicum experience in a variety of settings under professional supervision.

The Bachelor of Social Work (Honors) degree at King’s University College is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE).

Admission into the BSW is for third year. Students must apply by February 1st after they have completed the specific prerequisite courses that must be taken in the first two years. Admission is based on a combination of academic, a resume of experience (paid or volunteer) as well as a group interview.

BSW Application Deadline and Process

Application Deadline: February 1

A formal application to the School of Social Work by February 1 for admission the following September.

Students not currently, or formerly, registered at King's University College or The University of Western Ontario must also apply to King's University College through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre in Guelph.

BSW Admission Requirements

All candidates for admission to the professional Social Work program (Year III of university) are considered according to the same academic and non academic requirements.

To review the academic and non-academic requirements, please see the BSW Admissions Requirements Checklist.

Applicants to the Bachelor of Social Work program at King's University College are strongly advised to read the entire BSW Admissions Handbook prior to beginning the application for admission.

If you have questions about the admissions process or requirements, please contact:

Samantha Pearson, MEd
BSW Program Liaison
School of Social Work King's University College

Visit the School of Social Work website

Third Year

  • Direct Practice Skills
  • Resiliency and Social Work
  • Political, Economic and Social Context of Social Work Practice
  • Individual and Family Development
  • Social Work, Ethics and the Law
  • Social Justice and Social Work
  • Practice with Individuals and Families
  • Practice and Theory with Small Groups
  • Practice with Communities
  • Third Year Practicum and Integration Seminar

Fourth Year

  • Analysis of Canadian Social Policies
  • Organizational Context of Practice
  • Practice-Based Research
  • Fourth Year Practicum and Integration Seminar
  • Social Work Electives, for example: Crisis Intervention, Social Work with First Nations, Addictions, Child Welfare, and Transnational Social Work

King’s has a great reputation for its professional social work programs (both BSW and MSW); employers know that King’s BSW graduates are ready to start work right away, and that they have learned the theory and practical skills required for beginning professionals.

Approximate Costs

Fee details and schedules are available at

Enhanced and expanded for 2016

The MSW program at King’s University College, affiliated with Western University Canada, now a Direct Practice program, is designed to enhance the knowledge and practice skills of social work professionals.

School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 

King’s is an affiliated university college of Western University. MSW students are registered in the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Western where they have access to world-class interdisciplinary resources and supports. 

School of Social Work 

For over 40 years, the School of Social Work at King’s has maintained an outstanding reputation for graduating competent social workers sought after by employers. Our BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the
Canadian Association for Social Work Education.

Direct Practice MSW program

  • Course-based (non-thesis) focusing on direct practice theory and skill development
  • Graduate level practicum (500+ hours)
  • Integration seminars led by faculty consultants
  • Reflective practice project (New)
  • Elective workshops with community professionals (New)
  • Integrative capstone exercise (New)

Admission and application requirements

  • BSW (mandatory) with an overall average of 70% in the last two years of study
  • Completed course(s) in Research Methods and Statistics
  • Two non-academic references
  • Resumé
  • Supplemental questions including a personal statement, case summary, and intervention

Contacts in the School of Social Work

If you have questions, please contact Kylene Dube, MSW Practicum and Program Liaison, by phone at 519-433-3491 or 1-800-265-4406

Dr. Peter Donahue
Extension 4352
Dr. Laura Lewis
Graduate Program Coordinator
Extension 4354
Mary Kay Arundel MSW, RSW
Coordinator of Field Education
Extension 4518
Kylene Dube MSW, RSW
MSW Practicum and Program Liaison
Extension 4529

 *Email or call Kylene with questions regarding the MSW Program and Admissions.

For more information about the MSW programs, please visit

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