Bachelor of Social Work - Child Welfare

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 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 third year after you've completed 60 university level credits. Once admitted to the BSW program, you will complete two practicums with one of UFV's community partners.

View the Bachelor of Social Work's program outline in the UFV Academic Calendar


Note 1: SOWK 430/431 are not open to PLAR or challenge, as well the two practicums (SOWK 330 and SOWK 430/431) can not be completed back to back.

Note 2: Students can take a maximum of 3 BSW courses (upper level 300 and 400) before they are accepted into the BSW program.

Note 3: Waiver requests for core BSW courses (SOWK 404, SOWK 410 and SOWK 483) will not be approved if the student has not successfully completed the practicum SOWK 330.

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.

View the program outline  in the UFV Academic Calendar

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CA$15,744 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 Years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • September 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time