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Become an advocate for accessibility and social justice. The material taught in this program is derived from people with disabilities and their lived experiences. The knowledge you gain is grounded in the real world and we enhance the theory you learn with practice. The placements and volunteer opportunities offered through this program add value to your degree.
Sample Courses: Historical Approaches to People with Disabilities, Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science, Meeting Human Needs through Social Welfare, Social Work and Diversity
Career Tracks: Disability support worker, diversity co-ordinator, behavioural aide, child and youth care worker, accessibility research and policy development advocate
Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 82%
* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.
* Applicants educated outside of Canada must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 academic courses. Grades will be converted to Ontario equivalent grades.
Become an effective advocate with this program that combined social work and disability studies. You’ll get lots of hands-on experience in the field and have the opportunity to join clubs. This is a program is where you can learn to make a difference in the world.
Sample Courses: Historical Approaches to People with Disabilities; Community Approaches, Advocacy and Empowerment; Social Justice in Action; Social Work and Diversity; Field Education
Career Tracks: Disability support worker, social worker, child and youth worker, community support worker, family service worker
Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 80%
Benefit from training in both psychology and disability studies in this program that gives you lots of hands-on learning opportunities. We offer community volunteer experience and placements, giving you an edge when it comes time to launch your career. We’re here to give you the individual support you need to succeed.
Sample Courses: Social Work and Diversity, Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science, Learning and Behaviour, Theories of Disability and the Social Model, Historical Approaches to People with Disabilities
Career Tracks: Disability service worker, community support worker, behavioural aide, mental health worker, child and youth worker
Number of Graduates (2018)
Employment Rate of Graduates
2 years following degree completion (OUGS Social Sciences, 2017)
* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.
With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.
Explore a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities
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A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:
Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.
Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.
Courses of study specific to each program
Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)
Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)
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