University Transfer

Bachelor of Social Work - Transfer Routes

CAMPUS:Lloydminster Campus
ACCREDITATION:Credits Towards a Degree

University of Calgary, University of Regina, and MacEwan University are transfer options Lakeland students have used.

How many and what courses vary by the institution. See the school’s drop downs for specifics.

MacEwan University
You should know
  • Take up to 2 pre-professional years at Lakeland College and then transfer to MacEwan.
  • You would take 57 credits (19 courses) at Lakeland
  • You must also take SOWK 240 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare from MacEwan. Between year 1 and year 2 is the best option as it must be completed by May 1 of the year you plan to transfer (for a September admission).
  • 2.5 is the minimum GPA you need to apply. Competitive GPA may be higher
  • Your application also requires a résumé, personal/professional profile and reference letters

Students normally choose from the following courses:

Year One:
  • ENGL 112 (6 credit, 2 semester)
  • PSYCO 104 &105
  • SOC 100 &102
  • NS 110 & 111
  • 2-3 electives
Year Two:
  • 2 or more of PSYCO 223,233, 241, 339 and 341
  • 2 or more of SOC 224, 242, 271, 225 and 282
  • Native studies if not taken in first year
  • Other electives or more of the psychology and sociology courses
University of Calgary
You should know
  • You may take up to 2 years of pre-professional studies at Lakeland before transferring to the U of C.
  • 19 courses (57 credits) are required before applying. That would mean up to 5 courses per semester at Lakeland. English (ENGL 112 is a 6 credit full term course), so first year would be this course plus 4 more each semester.
  • You must also take Introduction to Social Work (SOWK 101) as a spring or summer course generally after year 2.
  • Choose where you want to take the U of C BSW program online, at the Calgary campus,  in Edmonton, in Lethbridge and through learning circles in Red Deer, Grande Prairie and Medicine Hat.
  • Although March 1 is the deadline for your complete application, you are encouraged to apply early. Documents include your résumé, an essay and contact information for your references.
​Students normally choose from the following courses. Year One:
  • ENGL 112
  • PSYCO 104, 105
  • SOC 100, 102
  • NS 110, NS 111
  • 2-3 electives
Year Two
  • 2 or more of PSYCO 223, 233, 241, 339, 341
  • 2 or more of SOC 224, 225, 242, 271 and 282
  • 4 electives from previous courses or another elective
Further Study University of Calgary has several Master of Social Work (MSW) options
  • course based in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge
  • course based online
  • course based combined with an MBA (Calgary)
  • thesis based in Calgary and Edmonton
University of Calgary also offers a doctorate in social work.
University of Regina
You should know
  • Take one year of pre-social work requirements at Lakeland
  • We recommend you apply to the U of R for your second year
  • You must complete at least 30 credits before applying for the degree program
  • You will spend a 2nd year in pre-social work studies at U of R taking required courses such as Introduction to Indigenous Studies (INDG 100), Introduction to Women’s Studies (WGST 100) and other electives.
  • The degree can be completed at either University of Saskatchewan or U of R. You would be dual-registered at both universities.
  • The application deadline is Jan 15 for September admission.
  • See the pre-social work and Bachelor of Social Work page and the admission process to the U of R BSW program for more information.
Note: Completion of university transfer courses doesn't guarantee you admission to degree programs at universities.
  • You must also meet all the admission requirements of the degree-granting institution. This may include appropriate high school courses and averages.
  • Admission is competitive. There may be quotas for number of students admitted to the degree program at the receiving institution.
  • Some receiving institutions specify a minimum grade for transfer credit.
  • If you change a program or receiving institution, be aware that there may not be room in the new program.
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– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

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Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

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– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.