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School of Human and Social Development

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The Child and Family Studies degree offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of children and families
Small Class Size Benefits Students
Nipissing received an "A" in the Globe and Mail Student Survey for Class Size as well as Faculty-Student Interaction
The Social Work program is characterized by its approach to the study of social justice, which examines systems of oppression, domination and discrimination between diverse and intersecting topic areas of, among others, ability, ethnicity, age, and sexuality.​​​​

​Welcome to the School of Human and Social Development

We offer the following degree options:

The School of Human and Social Development offers a transformative learning experience for students with a desire to change the world and make it a better place. Students will develop skills in problem solving, critical thinking, interpersonal relations, civic management and global citizenship. The school will prepare you to pursue graduate studies, professional programs or the workforce, and any one of our programs will provide you with the foundation and knowledge to empower people, enrich the lives of others and contribute to the health of society.

All three of our programs within the School of Human and Social Development: Social Welfare and Social Development (BA); Child and Family Studies (BA); and Social Work (BSW); are grounded in the principles of social justice, social equality and community services.

Those who have a passion for children’s rights, family well-being and social justice or have an interest in child development and psychological growth, will find the Child and Family Studies program a perfect fit. There are ample opportunities for applied learning, as well as community practicums and certifications, available in upper years.

Social Welfare and Social Development focuses on the study of underrepresented groups and the equality and distribution of resources, opportunities and power on global, national and local contexts. This program offers a unique opportunity for community service-learning that involves volunteering at a social agency.

The Social Work program is grounded in principles of social justice and explores issues related to human rights, marginalized groups, mental health, violence, disabilities, and addiction as well as the significance of gender, race, sexuality, class and more. The BSW includes a 700 hour supervised practicum that will enable you to apply the theories and competencies you have learned in an organizational context.

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