Pathways for Social Service Worker (SSW) College Graduates to Second Year of BSW Program at Ryerson University

Ryerson University
The School of Social Work at Ryerson University aimed to create a new program that provides a direct entry into the second year of its Bachelor of Social Work (“BSW”) program for college graduates with a Social Services Worker (“SSW”) Diploma, who have less than two years of cumulative paid experience in the Social Work field. SSW graduates have strongly advocated for new pathways into university level social work education. In response, Ryerson University has modified its Bachelor of Social Work curriculum to make it more appropriate for such student group. The demand for this new pathway is evident in the number of applications Ryerson University has received for the 2014-15 academic year: 320 applications for 30 spaces...