Program Advising

Social Work

My MRU Social Work Diploma: 20 courses
15 courses
Each diploma has an area of focus which will be covered in these courses
General Education
five courses
You choose your Gen Ed courses from four clusters:
- numeracy and scientific literacy,
- values, beliefs and identity,
- community and society, and
- communication.

All core courses must be taken in the sequence shown. For information on how to choose your General Education courses, please see your advisor.

For course descriptions, please follow this link to Interactive Course Search.

Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec.
» INTS 1240 – Fundamentals of Professional Communication
» SLWK 1114 – Introduction to Social Work Practice
» SLWK 1187 – Social Welfare Policies and Issues
» SLWK 2224 – Practicing Social Work from a (Canadian) Indigenous Perspective
» PSYC 1105 – Introduction to Psychology

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr.
» SLWK 1215 – Social Work Methods
» SLWK 1216 – Counselling Skills
» SLWK 1287 – Social Work Practicum I (3 days/week)
» PSYC 2235 – Life-Span Development
» General Education Cluster 4, Foundation (GNED 1401 recommended)

As part of your diploma, five courses will consist of General Education courses.

You must take:

Cluster 1: One course from Foundation or Tier 2 or Tier 3
Cluster 2: One course from Foundation or Tier 2 or Tier 3
Cluster 3: One course from Foundation or Tier 2 or Tier 3
Cluster 4: Two courses: one from Foundation AND one from Tier 2 or Tier 3 

It is your responsibility to register in your courses and ensure that the courses you select meet the program and graduation requirements as outlined in the information above.

Use the online Academic Calendar to explore possible courses of interest and to check that you meet prerequisites. You will register for courses using the registration system found in, Register & Pay tab.

Resource site for registration help you solve your registration issues:


mruGradU8 is a program audit system and advising tool designed to assist you in reviewing your academic history, identifying requirements you completed and those that are still needed for graduation.  As you move through your degree, mruGradU8 will become a great planning tool for you to measure your progress. 

You will login to mruGradU8 through your account, under the ‘My Program’ tab.  When you click on the icon or follow the link, your audit will open.

In order to ensure that your curriculum is current, please click the ‘Process New’ tab at the top of the audit every time that you login to mruGradU8.

The information in your audit is separated into two sections:

  • Core and/or Major Requirements
  • General Education (GNED) Requirements

Each semester, information about your course registration will be added to your audit so you can see which courses you register in and which ones you complete.  This will be a great tool for you and your advisor to use to ensure that the courses you are taking will meet graduation requirements for your program.

Please visit this
page for more information about mruGradU8, including frequently asked questions.

Your academic advisor, Gina Adams, has carefully prepared the information in this guide to help you with the information you need to register for classes. 

The Social Work department reserves enough seats in the core social work classes for all admitted students.  You may contact Gina by email at