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University of Calgary Calendar 2021-2022 Faculty of Social Work 3. Faculty Regulations 3.4 Student Standing
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Promotion and Graduation Requirements

1. Academic performance and professional suitability (see Professional Conduct) will be monitored throughout the program and assessed at the end of each Winter Term.

2. A student who fails or withdraws from a field practicum course (Social Work 410 or 412) will fail or be required to withdraw from the corequisite courses (Social Work 411 and 413). In addition, the student may be required to withdraw from the program. Normally, students may register in practicum courses a maximum of two times.

3. A cumulative grade point average of 2.30 or above is required on all courses taken towards the BSW degree. Normally, a student who has obtained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 but less than 2.30 will be placed on academic probation. Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 will be required to withdraw.

4. Students who are required to withdraw from the Faculty of Social Work will not normally be readmitted.

5. A maximum of 6 units of Social Work courses will be allowed for transfer credit.

Graduation Requirements

Once admitted to the BSW program, students are allowed a maximum of:

  • 6 units of "D" or "D+" grades within their program, and
  • 3 units of Credit Granted (CG) grades. Social Work 411 and Social Work 413 are not eligible for CG grade

To be awarded the Bachelor of Social Work degree, students must successfully complete all program requirements as described under 4. Program Details with minimum of 30 units completed at the University of Calgary.

In the case of a student repeating a required course, the GPA for graduation purposes (not degrees with distinction) shall include only the higher grade.

Minor Field Programs

Students may formally declare a Minor Field and have this officially recorded on their transcript provided they satisfy the requirements for the relevant Minor Field program. This declaration must be made no later than the time of their last registration.

Minor Fields may be taken from Continuing Education and the Faculties of Arts, Education, Medicine, Science, and the Haskayne School of Business. Students must satisfy the Minor Field requirements of the relevant Faculty.

Graduation "With Distinction"

The notation "With Distinction" will be inscribed on the permanent record and graduation parchment of all BSW students whose grade point average on the last 27 units of University of Calgary Social Work graded courses places them in the top 10 per cent of the Faculty's graduates. A minimum GPA of 3.60 will be required.