Approved Programs

New undergraduate and graduate for-credit degree programs that have been approved by the Quality Council on or after September 1, 2011 are detailed in this database, which can be searched in multiple ways: by university, year, program level and/or keyword.

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Sociology – Applied Social Research, MA

Graduate Nipissing University
Decision Date: April 22, 2016

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Kinesiology, MSc

Graduate Nipissing University
Decision Date: December 18, 2014

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Social Work, BSW

Undergraduate Nipissing University
Decision Date: March 13, 2014

The BSW program at Nipissing University is designed in accordance with the Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE) standards of practice to prepare students for generalist social work practice. The four-year degree is designed to provide a professional social work experience for students entering from high school, as well as college transfer students and mature students. The degree is structured to ensure that students have a solid grounding in the social sciences for two years prior to embarking upon the social work specific curriculum in the final two years of the program. The goal is to graduate self-reflexive and knowledgeable practitioners, with a solid background in the realities of northern and rural contexts. Graduates of the program will also possess research, communication and analytic skills. The practicum component of the degree will support Nipissing’s focus on service and experiential learning. A 700-hour practicum will be a core foundation of the program, designed to enable the development of practice skills and the integration of theoretical knowledge with practice

The program is grounded in principles of social justice, with a particular emphasis on the historical and contemporary position of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Concurrently, the program content will also focus on the practice of social work in rural and northern contexts.

Anthropology, BA

Undergraduate Nipissing University
Decision Date: August 7, 2013

Students in this program will be exposed to diverse articulations of human experience and cultures, and will discover how human beings in their diversity are all engaged in a project of making meaning in the world.

The mission of the Anthropology program is threefold:

  • To develop graduates who can engage in dialogue between diverse cultural traditions and recognize them as valid  forms of human organization and expression
  • To develop graduates who can critically examine our own cultural traditions and lineages and recognize them as merely one form of human expression among others
  • To develop graduates who are trained in anthropological and ethnographical fieldwork techniques including a comprehensive understanding of the ethics involved in working with living cultures