Prospective Student Information
The Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) program begins in third year. If you are entering first year at King’s, please see your academic advisor about choosing required courses. Students from college or other universities may also apply.
The BSW Admission Guide contains all the information required to apply to the professional BSW Program in the School of Social Work.
- 10.0 courses, including Social Work pre-program courses
- Profile of work, volunteer and diversity experiences
Contact the School for information about transfer courses and pathways into upper years at King’s and the BSW program.
Most Community College Graduates, will receive up to 1 year of transfer credits and will have to complete a year or more of University Courses to be eligible to apply to the BSW program. Once applicants apply to King’s University College through OUAC, their Community College transcript(s) will be assessed with a view to granting advanced standing courses.
Applicants who graduated from the Social Service Worker Program at Fanshawe College in 2020 or later may be able to apply to the BSW Program. Students are required to take 2.0 credits in the summer term to be eligible. Applications are due March 15 each year and the School will assist with summer course registration. Please click on Fanshawe Pathway link for more information.
Applicants who graduated from the Social Service Worker Program at Lambton College in 2020 or later may be able to apply to the BSW Program. Students are required to take 2.5 credits in the summer term to be eligible. Applications are due March 15 each year and the School will assist with summer course registration. Please click on Lambton Pathway link for more information.
Other University (with degree or two years of full-time university courses):
In many instances, we are able to apply two years worth of credits from a prior degree toward the 4-year BSW degree (e.g. Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology) or if you have 2 years of University courses (10.0 full courses) from an accredited University. Applicants may need to complete Social Work pre-requisites. Please refer to the checklist for the BSW requirements.
Applicants can apply to the BSW Program in March and can complete any missing courses, as long as 2.0 credits in person and 0.5 distance summer courses is not exceeded. This allows students who have not completed the necessary Social Work prerequisites to be eligible for application and admission during the same year. Applicants have until July 1st to complete academic requirements prior to September admission and the School will assist with summer course registration.
All applicants from other Universities are strongly encouraged to contact the School’s Program Liaison for an academic assessment to be completed prior to applying to the BSW Program.
You can speak with our Programs Liaison during drop in hours. Information about the drop in hours can be found here.
Any upcoming BSW and MSW information sessions can be found here.
The Programs Liaison has drop-in hours for students interested in the BSW Program and is available Monday afternoons from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm unless otherwise noted.
If you would like to see the Programs Liaison on a different day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.