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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Social Work

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Social Work

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $15,740 CAD

  • Application fee

    $150 CAD

  • Duration

    4 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    2.67 out of 4

Highlights
Practicum

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 31-January-2023 2023-01-31

Overview

Bachelor of Social Work

FEATURES:

  • Practicum provides work experience and industry contacts
  • Accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (2012-2020)
  • BSW graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers (RSW).
  • Program eligible for financial aid

UFV's Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree prepares you to collaborate with individuals, families, groups and communities in diverse environments and cultural settings. 

Upon graduation, you can apply to register with the British Columbia College of Social Workers (RSW) Or opt to pursue further studies and complete a Master of Social Work degree at UFV.

You enter the BSW when you are in the third year after completing 60 university-level credits. Once admitted to the BSW program, you will complete two practicums with one of UFV's community partners.

 

Child Welfare specialization

Choose to specialize your Bachelor of Social Work in the area of child welfare, where you may complete a practicum with the Ministry of Children and Family Development or a Delegated Aboriginal Agency.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$22,879

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,116
Accommodation 1 bed room $7,139
Tuition 1 person $15,740

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.20 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Official transcripts
  • Work and/or volunteer experience in the human services field
  • Letters of reference
  • Personal statement
  • Educational Equity
  • Language proficiency test scores
  • Passport

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
-
listening
60
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not meet the academic degree/diploma level, you may be eligible for our Qualifying Studies program. After you complete it and receive a minimum grade of C+, you may be eligible for degree/diploma academic studies.

You can apply for the Qualifying Studies academic upgrading program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for the degree/diploma level programs.
  • You do meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.

Minimum scores required for Qualifying Studies

  • *IELTS (Academic): score of 6.0 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 80 or higher (iBT) with no section below 19
  • PTE: score of 56 with 52 in writing
  • Cambridge: Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - C
  • Cambridge: First Certificate in English (FCE) - A
  • EIKEN: Grade Pre-1
  • English 12 C- (or recognized Canadian equivalent)
  • **DET: score of 100 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 

English Language Studies (ELS)

If you do not meet our Qualifying Studies level, you may be eligible for the English Language Studies (ELS) foundational English and academic upgrading program

After completing the ELS program, you may be eligible for the Qualifying Studies level. To be eligible for ELS, you must have a minimum IELTS score (or equivalent) of 5.5 with no band score below 5.0.

There are three levels of ELS. Each level of ELS usually takes one semester.

You can apply for the ELS program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.
  • You do meet the minimum for ELS.

Minimum scores required for ELS

University Foundation Level (combined English and academic upgrading)

  • *IELTS: score of 5.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.0
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 71 (iBT) with no section below 16
  • EIKEN: Grade 2A with CSE 2400 or higher
  • PTE: score of 46 with 44 in writing
  • **DET: score of 90 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 


Academic background and requirement

60 general university-level credits by May 1 of the year of application, including the following:

  • Six credits from SOWK 110 and SOWK 210
  • Three credits in English composition: CMNS 125 or ENGL 105
  • Three credits of English literature: ENGL 108–170
  • Three credits of human development: SOWK 225 or PSYC 250
  • Three credits of courses with Indigenous or First Nations content (FNST, IPK, or an equivalent course)
  • 30 additional General credits (see Note)
  • 12 Discretionary elective credits (see Note)

Overall GPA of 2.67 for the 60 credits applied towards their BSW application.

A minimum of 400 hours of paid or volunteer experience in the human services field supervised by social workers or other professionals.

Program and personal suitability as determined through a personal statement.

All applicants must be aware of, willing, and able to uphold the Social Work Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Career opportunities

  • Behavioural health professional
  • Health educator
  • Habilitation specialist
  • Social work intern
  • Research assistant
  • Director of social services
  • Activities director
  • Substance abuse counsellor
  • Social services assistant
  • Social worker
  • Mental health technician

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