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The University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work, offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs throughout Alberta. Whether you are living in Edmonton, High Level, Red Deer, Lac La Biche, or anywhere else in Central and Northern Alberta, the Faculty of Social Work offers programs accessible to you.

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BSW: Edmonton

The Faculty of Social Work meets the diverse needs of undergraduate students by offering three routes to the BSW out of the Edmonton-based Central and Northern Alberta Region.

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MSW: Edmonton

Combining virtual education formats with on-site block, evening and weekend programming, the Edmonton MSW is accessible to students living in and outside of the city and to those maintaining employment while pursuing graduate education. 

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BSW: Community-Based Learning Circles

The Learning Circles BSW provides a geographically and culturally relevant curriculum for students intending to practice social work in rural, remote, First Nations and Metis communities. 

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Why a Social Work Career?

Wondering About a Career in Social Work?

"Social work is a profession concerned with helping individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. It aims to help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems. Social work is concerned with individual and personal problems but also with broader social issues such as poverty, unemployment and domestic violence." (Canadian Association of Social Workers)

Social workers believe:

  • In the worth, dignity, and creativity of every human being;
  • That all people and communities should have equal access to the resources, services and opportunities required to promote well-being; and
  • That each person has the right to self-determination with due regard for the interest of others.

Social workers practice in a variety of settings or fields of practice, such as:

  • Addictions
  • Advocacy
  • Child and Family Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Community Development
  • Corrections
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • First Nations and Métis Communities
  • Gerontology
  • Health Care
  • Immigrant and Refugee Services
  • Mental Health
  • Schools
  • Services for People with Disabilities
  • Social Planning
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work Education
  • Vocational Assistance
  • Youth Programs

Social Work Ethics

Social work practice in Alberta is governed by the CASW Code of Ethics (2005). Click here to view the Code of Ethics.

ACSW Standards of Practice (2007)