Welcome to the School of Social Work at Carleton University
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Welcome to the Carleton School of Social Work where we teach, study and carry out research into the profession of social work and, specifically, social work practice in the areas of social policy, community work and clinical interventions with individuals, families and groups.
The School of Social Work at Carleton University has a longstanding commitment to social justice that is rooted in its founding of the structural approach to social work. This unwavering commitment underpins our teaching, our research and our extensive engagement with communities and organizations locally, nationally and internationally.
Our undergraduate program provides you with an opportunity to explore a wide range of social work interventions with individuals, families, groups, communities and also with social policy. The program includes courses that support you in the development of a broad understanding of society. This program also includes courses that focus on particular forces of oppression and their impact on vulnerable communities and individuals.
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Our graduate program offers three different degrees. The foundation (2 year) MSW is open to those who have an undergraduate degree but who are new to Social Work as a profession. The advanced year MSW program provides students with a BSW an opportunity to develop advanced skills in clinical practice, policy and/or research. Our PhD program focuses on social work education, practice, social welfare and social justice, and is designed to support scholarship that redresses social inequity and advances social justice.
We have an active research program at the School of Social Work that explores a range of issues and themes related to social work practice, policy, and education. Some of our current projects address:
- Simulation-based research and education lab
- Long term care
- Resettlement and newcomers
- Healthy End of Life Care
- For more about the School of Social Work, its past experiences, and its future plans have a look at the faculty-specific pages of this website.
WHY SOCIAL WORK?
Monday, December 21, 2020
Remembering Roland Lecomte
Roland Lecomte has passed away at age 86. Roland joined the Carleton School of Social Work in 1974 and was a mainstay of the School until he left in 1988 to found the School of Social Work at the University of Ottawa. He was director of the School from 1980...
Roland Lecomte has passed away at age 86. Roland joined the Carleton School of Social Work in 1974 and was a mainstay of the School until he left in 1988 to found the School of Social Work at the University of Ottawa. He was director of the School from 1980 to 1988. He brought...