Program Information

School: University of the Fraser Valley
Faculty: Social Work and Human Services
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Social Work
Description: Do you have a passion for social justice? Have you always been interested in social issues? UFV’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree prepares you to collaborate with individuals, families, groups and communities in diverse envronments 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 third year after you’ve completed 60 credits. Once admitted to the program, you will complete two field placements with one of UFV’s community partners. The program offers flexibility so you can carry on with other commitments in your life while earning your degree.

URL: Social Work at University of the Fraser Valley
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $30,800

Cost shown is an estimate of first year tuition (September to April).

Careers: Social Workers,Community and Social Service Workers,Rehabilitation Teachers

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Work Experience

Applicants must have 60 general university-level credits by May 1 of the year of application. Students must have an overall GPA of 2.67 for the 60 credits applied towards their BSW application. Students with a GPA lower than 2.67 will not be considered for admission. These 60 credits must consist of the following: six credits of 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 introductory statistics: STAT 104, STAT 106, or PSYC 110, and 42 additional Arts and Science credits. Applicants must complete a minimum of 400 hours of paid or volunteer experience in the human services field supervised by social workers or other professionals. This can include hours in practica. Program and personal suitability as determined through a personal interview. Note: Interviews may not be required for students applying to enter in Fall 2018; please check with the School of Social Work and Human Services to confirm. Students who have completed the Community Support Worker certificate or Social Services diploma at UFV can apply specific courses toward the 60 credits required for the BSW application.