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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

Major Requirements (36 Credit Hours)
  • [MATH 1213] Introduction to Statistics
  • [MATH 3223] Data Analysis
  • [PSYC 1013], [PSYC 1023] Introduction to Psychology I, II
  • [PSYC 2113], [PSYC 2123] Developmental Psychology I, II
  • [PSYC 3603] Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • [SOCI 1013] Introduction to Sociology
  • [SOCI 1513] Introduction to Social Work
  • [SOCI 3213] Marriage and Family
  • [SOCI 3513] Theories of Social Work
  • PSYC Elective (3000 or 4000 Level) (3 Credit Hours)
Diploma in Social Service Worker

Students receive 30 credit hours for completing the 10-month program at Seneca College. All requirements for the Diploma must be met in order for the student to be eligble to receive the BA in Human Services.

Core Requirements (45 Credit Hours)
  • [INDS 1013] University Studies in Christian Perspective
  • Two of the Following: [ENGL 1013], [ENGL 1023], [ENGL 1033], [ENGL 1043], [ENGL 1713]
  • [HIST 1013], [HIST 1023] History of Western Civilization I, II
  • [INDS 4753] Christianity & Culture
  • [PHIL 1013], [PHIL 1023] History of Philosophy I, II  
  • [RLGS 1013] Old Testament Scripture
  • [RLGS 1023] New Testament Scripture    
  • [RLGS 2013] Hermeneutics    
  • [RLGS 2613] Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Fine Arts Elective (3 Credit Hours)
  • Language Electives (6 Credit Hours)
Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Total Degree Requirements: 120 Credit Hours

Program requirements subject to change.
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