O que eu aprenderei?

Do you think about changing the world and making it a better place, but you aren’t sure where to start? Do you want to empower people and enrich the lives of others? If you have a passion for social issues and want to advocate for social justice, then the Social Welfare and Social Development program at Nipissing University is the right home for you.

Our interdisciplinary program is unique in Canada in both name and content. It focuses on inequality and the groups that have been underrepresented in the distribution of resources, opportunities, and power. Our students graduate with a thorough understanding of the causes and consequences of inequality in global, national, and local contexts, and an ability to formulate options for improving collective well-being.

Career Options

After you graduate, you could be employed in a variety of occupations, mostly in the public sector at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels.

You might find yourself in departments like education, health, housing, immigration and citizenship, international development, labor, social services, or veterans’ affairs, working perhaps as a claims adjudicator, employment planning officer, housing management officer, immigration officer, public affairs officer, or policy analyst.

Furthermore, you could be employed in government-funded institutions such as hospitals, human service organizations, prisons, or universities. You might also find yourself working for foundations, advocacy associations, interest groups, charities, trade unions, religious institutions, Aboriginal organizations, political parties, or global non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

These examples demonstrate the range of potential employers for whom you might begin your career as a researcher, media relations officer, legislative assistant, fundraising officer, intake worker, grants administrator, or volunteer coordinator – and these are just a handful of possible job titles.

In addition, if you complete our Honours Specialization with a Social Service Worker diploma, you might find employment as a case manager, child and youth worker, client support worker, crisis intervention worker, day program facilitator, employment counselor, intake worker, intellectual disability support worker, outreach worker, trauma counselor, or youth worker.

De qual departamento farei parte?

School of Human and Social Development

Opções de estudo

Período integral (3 anos)

CAD$19.325,00 (R$ 79.039) por ano
Given tuition fee is for 30 Credits
Prazo para inscrição

Esperado April 2022

Data de início

Setembro 2021


Nipissing University

North Bay,

100 College Drive, Box 5002,

Ontario (ON),

P1B 8L7, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Other English Language Requirements accepted: TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper-based test and a TWE (Test of Written English) score of at least 4.0 ; the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)with a minimum overall score of 55 and a minimum score of 55 in writing; Most recent official CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) Assessment score of 60 or higher, taken within the last two year; A minimum score of at least 90 on the English Proficiency Test administered by the English Language Institute of the University of Michigan (MELAB).

Para estudantes internacionais

Applicants are required to achieve a high overall standing in their studies and must include the appropriate program specific prerequisites depending on the degree program applied to. All applicants are considered on an individual basis. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. General Requirements: International Baccalaureate (IB); American School System/ Advanced Placement (AP); General Certificate of Education (GCE British Patterned Education).

Applicants possessing the requirements necessary for admission to a recognized university in their home country may be eligible for admission consideration. Prerequisite subjects must be met. All prerequisites should be completed at the senior secondary school level.

Achieve the required proficiency level on one of the following tests of English language proficiency:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): minimum score of 83 (iBT) with a minimum score of 20 in reading, listening and writing, and a minimum score of 22 in speaking.

International English Language Test Service (IELTS): minimum overall band score of 6.5 with a minimum 6.5 in reading, listening, speaking and writing.

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: minimum overall score of 58 with a minimum score of 56 in speaking, writing, reading and listening.

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.

Opções de Pathways

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Esta universidade aceita cursos preparatórios de
  • Canadore College
  • Fleming College
  • Durham College
  • Sheridan College (Ontario)