Social Service Work

Department of Health and Human Services

You want to be an advocate for positive change in the face of family breakdowns, mental illness, gang violence and crisis situations. If you are looking for a career that allows you to make a lasting impact in the lives of individuals and communities who most need positive change, Tyndale’s Bachelor of Arts in Human Services – Social Service Work concentration will lead you into a career with meaning.

Partnership with Seneca College

Earn both a college diploma and a university degree in just four years through Tyndale’s partnership with Seneca College. Students study at Tyndale for the first two years and then complete a 10-month program at Seneca before returning to Tyndale for their final year. The combination of your degree and diploma will give you both the theoretical foundation and practical knowledge employers are looking for.

Become Licensed SSW Candidates

You will complete an internship and work closely with professors who are experts in their field. They will train you to apply your classroom learning to real-life situations so you can help clients overcome personal obstacles. Through the Seneca SSW Accelerated Diploma component of the program, students may be eligible to become licensed SSW candidates regulated by the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) subject to the independent criteria of the OCSWSSW regulatory body.

Program Options

Major (BA) + Diploma (Partnership)

Interesting Courses

  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Marriage and Family
  • Theories of Social Work
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology

Graduates are working as:

  • Mental Health Counsellor
  • Community Crisis Worker
  • Street Outreach Worker
“I’ve taken lessons from my professors and put them into practice at my job with the Salvation Army community centre to have a positive influence on children and tutor them in their schoolwork.”– Joshua Hayford [BA Human Services – Social Service Work], student