Welcome from the Associate Dean and Department Head
I would like to offer you a warm welcome to the Southern Alberta Region (SAR) Faculty of Social Work website. The Southern Alberta Region is one of three regions which make up the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary.
We offer our fully accredited BSW degree program in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. We also offer a fully accredited two year MSW degree program. All of our BSW and MSW graduates receive degrees from the University of Calgary. The Lethbridge-based BSW is a full-time two-year program designed for students who have already completed two years of transferable university courses. In Medicine Hat, we offer our innovative BSW Learning Circles curriculum, which includes in-class meetings on alternating weekends, supplementary online study, and local practica. Our MSW degree program is designed for the working social work professional and combines online delivery with several short residency periods in Lethbridge.
Our faculty members and staff are located on the University of Lethbridge campus in sunny Lethbridge Alberta. The faculty members in the SAR bring a great deal of diversity and experience to the classroom. Class sizes are relatively small (approximately 25-30 students) providing students with extensive face-to-face relationships with their instructors and fellow students. Our student services staff have in-depth knowledge of university policy and procedures and are available to support your academic journey from providing information about admission requirements through to graduation. Please explore our website which contains specific details about each of our programs.
We hope that you will consider applying for one of our degree programs. Thank you for your interest in the Faculty of Social Work in the Southern Alberta Region.
William Pelech, PhD, RSW
Associate Dean and Professor