School of Social Work
Location: Mona Campbell Building
1459 LeMarchant Street
Suite 3201
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2
Telephone: (902) 494-3760
Fax: (902) 494-6709


The School of Social Work's vision is a commitment to building a socially just society, defined as one that upholds and validates the values of equality, diversity, inclusiveness, democracy and concern for human welfare. We manifest and advance curricula, scholarship and school culture that are congruent with those values.

The BSW degree program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education. It embraces a critical and anti-oppressive approach to social work practice that includes an emphasis on social policy, research skills and critical analysis, professional values, theoretical perspectives and practice methods. While the program has evolved within the context of the people, communities and service network of the Maritime Provinces, graduates are qualified to practice social work throughout Canada and beyond.

BSW Delivery Options

The BSW is a 120 credit hour degree program and is offered on campus and by distance delivery online. Both delivery methods include a 700 hour community based field placement experience. The application deadline is February 15th of each year.

Continuing Education

The School offers a Continuing Education Program (non-credit) of thematic workshops.

Nova Scotia College of Social Workers

Provincial legislation requires that only persons who are licensed with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW) can practice as social workers within Nova Scotia. To become fully licensed and use the title of Social Worker after award of the BSW degree, at least 3,858 hours of paid supervised social work experience is necessary.  For more information please contact NSCSW at