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Social Work

Welcome to the Social Work Diploma at Mount Royal University!

Congratulations on your admission to the Social Work Diploma! As a student at Mount Royal, you will be able to open doors to a wide range of learning and career opportunities.

If you are eager to register in your courses, below are the recommended first year courses. You will not be able to register for courses until you have met with your Academic Advisor. The information in this guide is a useful resource as you learn about your Mount Royal program.

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 the Academic Calendar.

Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec.
» INTS 1240 –  Professional Communication
» SLWK 1114 – Social Work History, Philosophy and Theory
» SLWK 1187 – Social Welfare Policies and Issues
» SLWK 2224 – Indigenous Knowledge in the Helping Professions
» PSYC 1105 – Introduction to Psychology

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr.
» SLWK 1215 – Social Work Assessment and Documentation
» 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)

Core
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.

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 mymru.ca, Register & Pay tab.

Resource site for registration help you solve your registration issues: mru.ca/registration

 

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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 mymru.ca, Register & Pay tab.

Resource site for registration help you solve your registration issues: mru.ca/registration

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 gadams@mtroyal.ca.