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Social Work (offered in French only)

Train to become a specialist in social work who can work directly with individuals, groups and communities.

In this program, offered in French only, you will acquire knowledge on theories, social contexts and social policy. Through a combination of classroom training and two field placements, you will learn to apply intervention skills in the context of poverty and other social inequalities, including those based on gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation and identity, and physical and mental abilities. This specialized program has limited enrollment.

Why choose the School of Social Work

The School’s Social Work program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education and gives you access to professional associations in Ontario and Quebec, as well as in Canada and many other countries.

Part of your learning experience

Two full-term field placements provide you with professional experiences and the opportunity to start building your network while you study.



Province Prerequisites Admission averages
Ontario English or Français 4U Limited enrolment
Quebec – CEGEP English (603) or Français (601) Limited enrolment
Quebec – Secondary V English or Français Limited enrolment
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School of Social Work

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4 years120 units
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Honours with Specialization in Social Work (offered in French only)

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Minor in Social Work

Jennica Thomas
Student Voices

“The most memorable experiences have been the placements because they gave me the opportunity to learn in the field.”

Jennica Thomas

— Graduate

What to expect

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French immersion

Located in the heart of Ottawa, which is the national capital and an officially bilingual city, the University of Ottawa has been a bilingual institution for more than 150 years. Immersion students have multiple opportunities to learn French in a wonderful cultural context and an innovative learning environment whose efficiency and successfulness has been proven.
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