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Human Services - Social Service Work Track


The Bachelor of Arts in Human Services with a Social Service Worker Diploma is offered in partnership with Seneca College. It allows you to complete a bachelor degree and diploma in only four years of full-time study. Upon graduation you will gain the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of social service agencies or pursue a Masters degree.

Degree and Diploma

Our program provides you the opportunity to earn both a university degree and college diploma in the field of social services. It takes an interdisciplinary approach that promotes a broad and full experience where you will learn how to learn, how to think, and how to bring other fields of study into your practice of social services.

Academic and Applied

At Tyndale, you will learn how to apply theoretical knowledge to help clients work through solutions to personal challenges. You will complete academic courses on: human development, sociology, social work, and research methods. Furthermore, you will complete an internship to practice social service worker principles and responsibilities in a workplace setting.

Registered Social Service Worker Designation

Our program gives you the credentials to be a Registered Social Service Worker (R.S.S.W) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. You will have the ability to secure employment in secular and Christian social service agencies.

Program Faculty

Dr. Amanda Azarbehi

Dr. Anthony Hutchinson

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Possible Future Opportunities »

  • Youth Worker
  • Development Service Worker
  • Housing Support Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Social Service Worker
  • Counselling
  • Family Mediation

Program Requirements

BA Human Services - Social Service Work Core Requirements (39 Credit Hours)
  • [BSTH 101] Old Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 102] New Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 201] Hermeneutics
  • [BSTH 270] Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Two of
    • [ENGL 101] Introduction to Literature I
    • [ENGL 102] Introduction to Literature II
    • [ENGL 171] Literature and Composition
  • One of
    • [HIST 101] History of Western Civilization I
    • [HIST 102] History of Western Civilization II
  • [INDS 101] University Studies in Christian Perspective
  • [INDS 475] Christianity and Culture
  • [PHIL 171] Introduction to Philosophy
  • [Fine Arts] Fine Arts elective course
  • [Language] Language elective courses
Interdisciplinary Studies Requirements (30 Credit Hours)
  • [HEAL 301] Social Determinants of Health
  • [MATH 121] Introduction to Statistics
  • [MATH 322] Data Analysis
  • [PSYC 101] Introduction to Psychology I
  • [PSYC 102] Introduction to Psychology II
  • [PSYC 211] Developmental Psychology I
  • [PSYC 212] Developmental Psychology II
  • [PSYC 360] Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • [SOCI 101] Introduction to Sociology I
  • [SOCI 102] Introduction to Sociology II
Major Requirements (39 Credit Hours)
  • [SOCI 251] Introduction to Social Welfare
  • [SOCI 252] Introduction to Social Work
  • [SOCI 321] Marriage and the Family
  • [____ ___] Transfer courses (30 Credit Hours)
    (Student must be admitted to and complete the 10-month diploma program in Social Service Work at Seneca College during their third year. 30 credit hours of transfer work are granted for this diploma.)
Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Total Degree Requirements: 120 Credit Hours


  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and a minimum of 120 credit hours.
Program requirements subject to change.
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