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Family & Community Social Services for Transfer Applicants

NEW! Two years’ transfer credit for your SSW, DSW, or CYW/CYC diploma!

“Working in the field of social services means promoting social justice. We’ve always worked to make a difference - but something quite exciting is happening. Our roles are changing significantly within community agencies. We’re now seeing opportunities to effect change in more ways than ever before.” 

- Dr. Paul Sherman, Program Head, Family & Community Social Services

Shifts in public policy have resulted in a new focus on mental health, and on early intervention and prevention. Our roles are changing dramatically in the workplace—we’re expected to know more and do more on the frontlines. Build on your knowledge and open up new opportunities by earning a degree in Family & Community Social Services.

Having a degree is critical to advancing within the changing landscape of social services. Whether you’re looking to advance your career, continue on to graduate school, or embark on a new path, we offer the convenience and flexibility to help you attain your goals.

Fast-track your future in Family & Community Social Services.

What credential will I graduate with?

Earn an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Family & Community Social Services, granted by the University of Guelph. Graduates will also earn a new Social Service Worker diploma from Humber that represents new learning from our degree + diploma program.

How will this program fit my life?

Work while completing your degree.You can choose to study fully online or in a hybrid format.

Choose how you will study 

Fully online, Part-time

Your entire program is studied online. No campus visits are required. Study from anywhere with an internet connection.

Hybrid (Online + On Campus), Part-time

Three-quarters of your courses are completely online. “Hybrid” courses combine online study with in-class lectures and group discussions on the University campus in Toronto. You attend class two weekends per hybrid course: Friday evening (5 to 9 p.m.) and Saturday (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Fully On Campus, Full-time

Come to campus full-time for a truly immersive experience. See all the University of Guelph-Humber has to offer. Enjoy our small class sizes and face-to-face interactions with your professor and classmates.


Available to applicants with:

A two-year diploma (Child and Youth Care; Child and Youth Worker; Developmental Services Worker; or Social Service Worker) from a recognized Ontario college and a minimum 75% cumulative admission average.

Transfer credit

Receive 10 transfer credits inclusive of placements, equivalent to 16 courses or 2 years of full-time study, for your diploma.

Upon graduation

Earn an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Family & Community Social Services.

Graduates will also earn a Social Service Worker Diploma from Humber that represents new learning from our degree + diploma program.

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