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2 years (5 semesters)
This program is designed for students who have completed a diploma in Social Service Work, Social Service Work – Gerontology, Child and Youth Care, Community Work or an equivalent program. Students from these programs who meet the admission requirements will be able to enter directly into the third year of this degree. No bridging courses are required to get into this unique program, which consists of four semesters and an internship.
Today's human service organizations require workers who have critical thinking, research and leadership abilities. This program is built to address those needs. Skills you’ll learn include:
Work directly with Sheridan’s experienced professors and our large network of community practitioners. You'll work on a research project and provide solutions to real-world issues brought forward by our community partners, who will then provide you with valuable feedback. You'll also practice those skills during a four-month summer internship.
You can choose to take this program remotely (fully online) or through our hybrid delivery model (a combination of in-person and online courses). You can also choose to take courses in the daytime or the evening — whichever works best for your schedule.
Once you complete this degree, you may choose to pursue further studies to build on the skills and experience that you've developed.
Graduates from this program can apply for master's programs in many areas, such as:
Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
|CSRV 32521||Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods with Communities||3|
|CSRV 37869||Values, Ethics and Anti-Oppressive Practice||3|
|CSRV 38483||Sociological Perspectives in Community Development||3|
|CSRV 37849||Community Development: Issues, Trends & Strategies||3|
|COMM 17889GD||Composition & Rhetoric||3|
|CSRV 37494||Advanced Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods with Communities||3|
|CSRV 31662||History & Critical Trends in the Third Sector||3|
|CSRV 35726||Resource Creation in the Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector||3|
|CSRV 32011||The Restructured Community Organization||3|
|Internship Preparatory Course (7 weeks)
|CSRV 47502||Capstone Project 1: Community-Based Research||3|
|CSRV 48141||Arts-Based Community Approaches to Advocacy and Research||3|
|CSRV 41313||Public Policy: Theory Action & Change||3|
|CSRV 46731||Project Management & Organizational Governance||3|
|Degree Breadth Elective||3|
You'll complete a 420-hour internship in the Spring/Summer following Semester 3.
|CSRV 41221||Capstone Project 2: Knowledge Mobilization||3|
|CSRV 45937||Social Movement and Social Change||3|
|CSRV 40003||Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship||3|
|CSRV 46252||Community Leadership: Building Citizen Capacity||3|
|Degree Breadth Elective||3|
Successful graduates1 from the following Ontario college human service diploma programs with a minimum 3.0 GPA*
One of the following Ontario college diplomas deemed equivalent by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers with a minimum 3.0 GPA*:
1 Applicants with a Human Service Diploma (SSW, SSW – Gerontology or CW) conferred prior to 2009 will require a supplemental application (portfolio).
* Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 (B grade) will require a supplemental application (portfolio).
Students without an Ontario College Diploma in Human Services and those from a high-affinity degree program will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
If you are applying from a Social Service Worker program from outside of Ontario, please contact the BSCD Program Coordinator, Bethany Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org before applying.
Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (Ontario College Diploma GPA).
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program may be advised individually regarding other related programs.
All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
Sheridan is pleased to provide an Entrance Scholarship to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
When you graduate from this program, you'll be eligible to apply for jobs that require a bachelor’s degree in the human services or social services fields. You'll have a broad range of skills, enhanced by your internship experience, that will make you attractive to many employers.
If you completed an SSW diploma before the degree, you'll also be able to register with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).
You may find jobs such as:
Sheridan recognizes and appreciates that advanced learning doesn’t always require standard classroom instruction, and that opportunities to advance skills and learn new technologies are everywhere.
If you have significant knowledge and experience in programming, web development, database and/or networking, you may choose to complete Advanced Entry Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (AEPLAR) Challenge Exams for academic credit towards your Sheridan Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma.
AEPLAR Challenge Exams are administered by and through the Sheridan College Assessment Centre or through an approved Test Centre. There are fees to write each exam (an Assessment Centre fee and a Challenge Exam fee).
Your completed Challenge Exam(s) will be evaluated to determine whether you’re eligible for credit in one or more courses within the identified program streams.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and Advanced Standing credits are subject to Sheridan’s policies and procedures. Learn more about Sheridan’s Credit Transfer policies and procedures.
No. Challenge Exams are designed for applicants with knowledge and experience gained outside of formal education. If you have previous postsecondary education, we encourage you to apply for Advanced Standing instead — you may be eligible to apply your previously earned credits towards your new program at Sheridan.
Challenge Exams for applicants to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program are designed to test skills in specific knowledge streams within this program:
You can also choose to complete Challenge Exams for specific individual courses within the Computer Systems Technology program.
Complete a free self-assessment test to help you determine whether Challenge Exams are a good option for you.
You must meet the program admission requirements to be eligible for admission and PLAR.
Complete a free self-assessment test for each knowledge stream you wish to challenge. This will help you determine whether your current skills will enable you to succeed in the Challenge Exam(s).
To be eligible to complete Challenge Exams for this program, you must select "Advanced Entry" as the level of the program on your application.
Once Sheridan receives your application, we’ll send you an email with instructions on how to register and pay for your Challenge Exam(s). Follow those instructions.
Once you’ve completed your Challenge Exam(s), subject matter experts in Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology will evaluate them within 10 business days. The Faculty will forward your results to the Office of the Registrar, and any approved credit transfers will be posted in your Credit Transfer centre. Exam feedback will not be provided.
If you receive an offer of admission to Sheridan, please follow the instructions to confirm your offer and pay your fees by the due dates indicated in order to reserve your spot in the program.
We wish you success in this process and look forward to seeing you at Sheridan!
This program includes a 420-hour internship that will provide an opportunity for experiential learning alongside your coursework. Your internship will be supported by an internship preparation course, and opportunities for reflection on the experience will be included in your courses in the semester that follows. You'll be able to look for a paid internship to help with program costs.
Note: You may be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening before each placement.
You were also required to complete 600 hours of practicum placement(s) as part of your diploma program. This means that, when you graduate from Sheridan’s Bachelor of Social and Community Development program, you’ll have acquired a total of 1,020 hours of practical experience. This extensive experience will boost your confidence in your knowledge and skills, and help you stand out in the job market.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2023–2024 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:
All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL and programs with tuition reduction excluded) in Spring 2023, Fall 2023 or Winter 2024 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,000.
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,000 to select applicants in this degree program. A minimum GPA of 75% is required in order to be considered. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for additional eligibility criteria and more.
Degree Completion allows you to apply your diploma credits towards a Sheridan degree. You'll get significant credit for the courses you completed in your diploma, which means you can complete your degree and advance your career sooner.
The Bachelor of Social and Community Development (BSCD) program is only available to students who have completed a diploma in Social Service Worker, Social Service Worker – Gerontology, Child and Youth Care/Child and Youth Worker, Community Worker or an equivalent program. Students from these programs who meet the admission requirements will be able to enter directly into the third year of this degree, without taking any additional bridging courses.
Programs in the human services area that have a similar structure to the Social Service Worker, Social Service Worker – Gerontology, Child and Youth Care/Child and Youth Worker or Community Worker program will be considered on a case-by-case basis. In this situation, applicants may be required to submit an additional portfolio or complete some bridging courses. View the admission requirements for more information.
Sheridan's Bachelor of Social and Community Development (BSCD) program is approved by the same Ministry of College and Universities as a university degree. As a graduate of this program, you’ll have equal opportunities to pursue graduate studies or apply for jobs that require a degree.
While the BSCD is equivalent to a university degree, it has the added benefit of small classes and exciting experiential learning opportunities. By the end of the program, you'll have completed at least 1,020 hours of experiential learning through your practicum and internship.
The BSCD is not a pathway to a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), but it can provide a pathway to a Master of Social Work (MSW). Once you've successfully completed the BSCD, you'll be eligible to apply to several MSW programs in Ontario.
A variety of online, hybrid and face-to-face options are available in this program. Courses are scheduled with students' needs in mind. Once you apply, you'll be able to indicate your preference in terms of delivery mode and schedule.
This program does not currently have a part-time offering. However, we’re happy to work with you to create a schedule that works for you.
As part of your degree, you’ll automatically be enrolled in Sheridan’s Composition and Rhetoric course. You'll take three other Degree Breadth Elective courses in this program, which you’ll be able to select based on your interests and to complement the core curriculum.
The Ministry of Colleges and Universities sets tuition fees for diploma and degree programs. Degree program fees are higher than the fees you paid in your diploma, but elements of the BSCD program can help offset your costs:
Yes! There are many financial aid options available, including the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and entrance scholarships for eligible applicants. View Fees & Financial Aid for details.
If you have any further questions about the Bachelor of Social and Community Development program, please email the BSCD Program Coordinator, Bethany Osborne, at email@example.com
Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design curriculum and its delivery are designed to address current social issues pertinent to the design industry. This enables students to broaden their understanding of their place within the world.
Fundamental to the vision of the program is the balance of creative and conceptual thinking with the technical and business aspects of the profession. Courses follow a logical sequence with the degree of difficulty building vertically from first year to fourth year.
The various streams provide a range of design problems building in size and scope, from simple to complex in various design sectors. The curriculum builds on fundamental introductions that ensures a strong foundation for students to apply additional more complex learning and skills developed later in the program.
Studio projects are designed to mimic professional practice and require applied theory, creativity and strong technical knowledge. Curriculum is also connected horizontally across each semester to help support the learning in courses happening simultaneously. This demonstrates the inter-connected knowledge and skills required to practice in the industry.
The program provides many opportunities that expose students to practicing professionals and professional practice. Industry leaders and representatives from professional associations like ARIDO and IDC are invited into the classroom as jurors and guest speakers throughout the four years. The internship also provides professional design work experience for students before they enter their final year of study.
The curriculum is student-centric and designed to equip students with the skills that are required for entry-level design positions and advanced study. Manual skills such as drafting, drawing and model making are developed alongside digital skills using current software. Students are also well-versed in the applicable building codes and regulations required to practice in Ontario. Students are exposed to valuable research skills and encouraged to continue their learning past graduation.
Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program aspires to:
If you've graduated from a health-science degree other than athletic therapy or kinesiology, your application will be assessed on an individual basis.
This bridging program will be available in Spring/Summer 2024.
How to apply: Submit an application using the program code PBHSB.
After successfully completing the assigned bridging courses, you'll be admitted into Year 2 (Semester 3) of our Osteopathy degree. In order to earn your Osteopathy degree, you'll need to complete all courses in the remaining three years of the program, with the following exceptions.
*Athletic Therapy graduates are also exempt from the following course:
Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.
Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.
Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.
Each year, Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing (CW&P) program hosts a Writer-in-Residence. The 8-month residency is awarded to a writer who embodies the distinctiveness and dynamism of the & in our program name.
In addition to working on at least one specific writing project of their own during their tenure, the Writer-in-Residence is responsible for creative leadership, mentoring and public outreach in the area of creative writing and/or publishing.
Students in our CW&P program benefit from the work and mentorship of our Writer-in-Residence, who:
Award-winning fiction writer, playwright and poet Kate Cayley is joining Sheridan as the 2023–24 CW&P Writer-in-Residence.
Cayley has published two short story collections and three collections of poetry, and her plays have been performed in Canada, the U.S. and the UK. She has won the Trillium Book Award, an O. Henry Prize and the Mitchell Prize for Poetry, and been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Firecracker Award for Fiction, the ReLit Award for both fiction and poetry, and the K.M. Hunter Award for Fiction.
Her writing has appeared in such literary publications as Brick, Electric Literature, Joyland, Best Canadian Poetry and Best Canadian Stories, and she has been a writer-in-residence at McMaster University and the Toronto Public Library.
"Kate’s diverse work plumbs meaning, strangeness and beauty from the spaces we inhabit, even in our domestic lives, while tackling some of the big philosophical questions we all face," says Dr. Genevieve Amaral, Associate Dean, School of Humanities and Creativity. "Our Sheridan community welcomes her capacious intellect, limpid style and wonderful mentorship with full hearts, open ears, and pens, paper and keyboards at the ready!"
Are you a business lead who's looking to level up your company's culture of creativity and entrepreneurship?
Sheridan offers FREE, one-hour masterclasses on topics such as:
These masterclasses will catalyze your climate of innovation and give your team an exclusive look into Sheridan’s one-of-a-kind graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation.*
Our new graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation is a great professional development (PD) opportunity for many company teams. The program teaches complex problem-solving, creativity, innovation and negotiation skills — competencies that make companies more resilient and adaptable as they face the unique challenges presented by the future of work.
This new graduate certificate is currently accepting applications for Fall 2023.
The Apprenticeship Exemption Test (AET) provides a chance for students who are learning a skilled trade to bypass in-class studies.
In most cases, you need to score 70% or higher to pass the AET. If you score lower than 70%, you'll need to wait three months before you can try again (with some exceptions for certain exams).
Apprenticeship Exemption Tests are administered at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, through Sheridan's Assessment Centre.
Learn more about the AET, including eligibility criteria, available tests and how to register.
Sheridan is a Ministry-approved Apprenticeship Exemption Test centre, authorized through the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training & Skills Development (MLITSD), for both apprentices and non-apprentices.
Full-time 2 years Program code: PBSCD
|Sep 2024||Davis Campus (Brampton)||
|Sep 2024||Virtual (Remote Learning)||
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